Calgary Police say fog is to blame for a 50 car pile-up Friday morning on Stoney Trail (video)
from http://www.660news.com/2018/02/09/multi ... ney-trail/
Feb 9th, 2018 7:46 pm
Feb 10th, 2018 6:07 am
Feb 10th, 2018 12:18 pm
When there is poor visibility, many people simply drive beyond the reach of their headlights. They simply don't have the space to stop and end up piling into each other.
Feb 10th, 2018 12:53 pm
This. Add in that most people don’t turn on their full headlight system which gives the following person a bigger challenge....then mix in a couple of nervous nellies driving way too slow or even stopping and it’s no surprise that something like this happens!
Feb 10th, 2018 12:58 pm
This, plus I don't know if it's a western thing or it's everywhere, but I can't believe the number of cars that drive without lights on, on the highways. DRLs are fine, but they don't illuminate your tail lights. I get sick of flashing my lights at oncoming cars without even DRLs in sh*tty conditions. I'd love to have a big illuminated sign that says "IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?" but I have the feeling they'd have no idea what I'm talking about. People are so self centred, they think "How will lights help me when it's already light out?", not thinking that helping other traffic see you increases your own safety!
Feb 10th, 2018 1:57 pm
Feb 10th, 2018 2:40 pm
Feb 10th, 2018 3:32 pm
Feb 10th, 2018 3:39 pm
It is not simple ass fog. It is fog and ice, almost like black ice, that can form quite quickly from the steam coming off the river while traffic is moving over the area. People just making their morning commute like usual and it hits a certain temperature point, one person changes lanes and gets into the slippery stuff and.... boom!