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    Sad MIS-Adventure on the road.

    Why you do NOT tailgate trucks.
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    I would show your pictures of the brake drum( 50+ pounds of steel) but it exploded. Any car with in ten feet( tailgating) would have looked like swiss cheese.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    WOW!! That looks like a trailer axle and brake assembly. Is that what we're seeing,there?
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    Society needs to stop bending to the will of the delusional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trimmer21 View Post
    WOW!! That looks like a trailer axle and brake assembly. Is that what we're seeing,there?
    Yes. That is a drum brake assembly, which DIS-assembled with enough force to break the steel backing plates of the brake pads and shatter the drum like a china cup.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    The worst part is that if someone was tailgating and they got hit with these parts it would have been your fault.

    Hit a bit chunk of steel on the 401 about 10 years ago, not a fun feeling being on 2 wheels at over 100 km/h, I was not tailgating.

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    What Fox said, I had the unfortunate experience of hitting a U joint from a transport truck, no evasive move possible, lifted the right side of the car off the road, slightly bent the tie rod and transmission mount. 4K later and I was probably 200 meters behind him, at first it looked like a chunk of snow/ice.
    I see those backing plates often enough on the side of roads, I wish MTO would do a lot more truck blitzes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    The worst part is that if someone was tailgating and they got hit with these parts it would have been your fault.

    Hit a bit chunk of steel on the 401 about 10 years ago, not a fun feeling being on 2 wheels at over 100 km/h, I was not tailgating.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fisherman View Post
    What Fox said, I had the unfortunate experience of hitting a U joint from a transport truck, no evasive move possible, lifted the right side of the car off the road, slightly bent the tie rod and transmission mount. 4K later and I was probably 200 meters behind him, at first it looked like a chunk of snow/ice.
    I see those backing plates often enough on the side of roads, I wish MTO would do a lot more truck blitzes.
    Glad you guys only had $ problems and not injuries.

    Fisher, those brake pads and drums don't normally come off. Tread off tires and rubber chunks are everywhere.

    U-joints and truck parts laying on the road is more likely from a scrap hauler, or service truck losing it out of the bed.

    Road side checks don't do much good because they can not disassemble and inspect components to find most serious problems. Many of the infraction found at scales or road side are things like a brake out of adjustment( 1/8" out is out of adjustment), uneven wear or too little tread on tires, oil leaks from bad wheel seals, etc. Things that the driver should be seeing and watching for. As in Dumb stuff.

    A road side( even at a scale house) doesn't last more then about a hour. A proper inspection were components are disassembled requires the person doing it to be a certified transport truck mechanic takes hours, and then time to do repairs if needed.

    It is likely the fractures in the drum would have only been detected by X-raying it. There was no Surface fractures on the drum seven hours early.

    Fox, as to the "Fault" idea. There is a lot of levels to it. Get your car fixed or what ever, insurance guys will work it out. As for drivers being at fault, in this case I would not have been at fault or have any liabilities. There is not going to be charges against me, but the company is going to help you fix things.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    Fox, as to the "Fault" idea. There is a lot of levels to it. Get your car fixed or what ever, insurance guys will work it out. As for drivers being at fault, in this case I would not have been at fault or have any liabilities. There is not going to be charges against me, but the company is going to help you fix things.
    The thing is that they have to show fault, a driver hitting something that fell off your truck cannot be at fault for something that should not be on the highway being on the highway. For me it was a part that fell off the back of a tow truck, I went to the left side of my land trying to get around it and smoked it with the wheel. That saved this part ripping my transaxle apart and oil pan off my vehicle.

    I don't know what they would do but since your vehicle caused an accident that fault would probably go to you, although not charges just at fault for an accident.

    I had a brake light come on in my car, was low on fluid and I thought just because my pads were getting down. Light came on again, pumped up the brakes at home and blew out 2 of the 3 brake lines in my car. If that would have happened on the highway I would have been done, scary stuff can happen out there and often not something the driver can know about on an average day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    The thing is that they have to show fault, a driver hitting something that fell off your truck cannot be at fault for something that should not be on the highway being on the highway. For me it was a part that fell off the back of a tow truck, I went to the left side of my land trying to get around it and smoked it with the wheel. That saved this part ripping my transaxle apart and oil pan off my vehicle.

    I don't know what they would do but since your vehicle caused an accident that fault would probably go to you, although not charges just at fault for an accident.

    I had a brake light come on in my car, was low on fluid and I thought just because my pads were getting down. Light came on again, pumped up the brakes at home and blew out 2 of the 3 brake lines in my car. If that would have happened on the highway I would have been done, scary stuff can happen out there and often not something the driver can know about on an average day.
    There is what is called a No-Fault accident. There was damage and an insurance claim, but there is no fault assigned to any party.

    It would be like you parked at the store and your car rolled forward and bumped another car. They look at the parking brake and see that the cable broke and the transmission was in park.

    Since you did everything correctly your not at fault, but you still have to pay( Your insurance pays out) for the damage to the other car.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    The last few photos of the carnage.

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    As you can see most of the drum shattered taking out air lines, brake pods, wheel seal, and air bags. Shrapnel sucks.
    Take the warning labels off. Darwin will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    U-joints and truck parts laying on the road is more likely from a scrap hauler, or service truck losing it out of the bed.
    In my incident the transport truck was disabled about about a 100 meters from where the U joint was laying in the road.

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