Even 4x4s need to take care, say Sussex Police after series of crashes

Even 4x4s need to take care, say Sussex Police after morning crash

Even 4x4s need to take care, say Sussex Police after morning crash

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Police have warned drivers to take care after a spate of crashes – and said 4x4 drivers were not exempt.

A 4x4 spun out of control on Saturday night on a country lane, flipping over.

Inspector Lee Lyons said: “Even if you are driving a 4x4 in the ice and snow you need to take car and drive to the conditions.

“They are not immune to skidding.

“We have responded to crashes where 4x4 vehicles have gone off the road.”

The crash took place in Eatenden Lane, Mountfield, near Battle.

At 10.30am on the A267 near Bunny Lane, Frant, people were seriously injured in a head-on collision.

Firefighters cut the roof off a car following the crash.

A Sussex Police spokesman said that there were “serious injuries” and urged people to avoid the area.

He added: “It was reported to us as a head-on collision involving two cars.”

Police also reported icy road conditions on the A27 between Wilmington and Polegate, near Eastbourne, yesterday (SUN) morning.

This caused a vehicle to come off road.

Police added there were “treacherous conditions with 4x4s becoming stuck” in Hammerpond Road, Horsham.

PC Jon Attfield, for Peacehaven, said: “Firle Road is very snowy so take care.”

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3:03pm Sun 20 Jan 13

billy goat-gruff says...

I blame the cyclists!
I blame the cyclists! billy goat-gruff
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3:28pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Roundbill says...

billy goat-gruff wrote:
I blame the cyclists!
And the Snot Green party. It never snowed under previous administrations. Blimmin' Stalinists!
[quote][p][bold]billy goat-gruff[/bold] wrote: I blame the cyclists![/p][/quote]And the Snot Green party. It never snowed under previous administrations. Blimmin' Stalinists! Roundbill
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6:01pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Jay1000 says...

I've seen so many 4WD drivers (and some 2WD drivers) driving like it's a warm summers day. 4WD makes absolutely no difference whatsoever if you hit a patch of ice. The only time you can drive with gay abandon in these conditions is if you have your car fitted with studded tyres...and even then, any well adjusted driver would still exercise a certain amount of caution!
I've seen so many 4WD drivers (and some 2WD drivers) driving like it's a warm summers day. 4WD makes absolutely no difference whatsoever if you hit a patch of ice. The only time you can drive with gay abandon in these conditions is if you have your car fitted with studded tyres...and even then, any well adjusted driver would still exercise a certain amount of caution! Jay1000
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7:05pm Sun 20 Jan 13

Hoarder12345444 says...

Yes like the pratt in his flash Range Rover hurtling up the A23 today and the idiots parking up near the jack and jill on the top of Clayton hill (A273), very dangerous
Yes like the pratt in his flash Range Rover hurtling up the A23 today and the idiots parking up near the jack and jill on the top of Clayton hill (A273), very dangerous Hoarder12345444
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8:06pm Sun 20 Jan 13

funkyyoyo says...

was probably on the phone and doing makeup before crash!!!!
was probably on the phone and doing makeup before crash!!!! funkyyoyo
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11:33pm Sun 20 Jan 13

puddings3112 says...

Two wheel drive car fitted with cold weather tyres (AKA Snow Tyres) has better traction in the snow than a four wheel drive on standard summer tyres.
Although the police man I tried to explain that to yesterday just looked confused even though I had just driven up a 'snow blocked' hilly road
Two wheel drive car fitted with cold weather tyres (AKA Snow Tyres) has better traction in the snow than a four wheel drive on standard summer tyres. Although the police man I tried to explain that to yesterday just looked confused even though I had just driven up a 'snow blocked' hilly road puddings3112
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5:53am Mon 21 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

Driving skills which most people possessed a few decades ago, when we had snow regularly, have been lost. No one seems to know about selecting the correct gear, for example. How many cars do you see trying to get up a hill in 1st gear with the wheels spinning out of control? Or going downhill on the brakes instead of using the engine to slow you down.
I wish these numpties would just stay at home.
Driving skills which most people possessed a few decades ago, when we had snow regularly, have been lost. No one seems to know about selecting the correct gear, for example. How many cars do you see trying to get up a hill in 1st gear with the wheels spinning out of control? Or going downhill on the brakes instead of using the engine to slow you down. I wish these numpties would just stay at home. Ballroom Blitz
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9:15am Mon 21 Jan 13

Morpheus says...

Advertise that you can go anywhere safely in a 4x4 and people will believe it.
Advertise that you can go anywhere safely in a 4x4 and people will believe it. Morpheus
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