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In wet conditions on roads, drivers are encouraged to be cautious when making turns. This often means slowing down a bit more than normal in order to avoid turning while traveling at high speeds.
In the video below, uploaded by TikTok user @caughtondashcam00, a speeding police car with lights flashing and sirens blaring is seen taking a right turn at an intersection. The ground appears to be wet and that fact may have contributed in causing the unfortunate and embarrassing incident we see develop here.
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The video poses a question about whether the police officer was distracted by using his laptop, but the comments project a pretty common belief that the rain on the roads was a factor.
"Does he give himself a ticket for driving too fast for weather conditions?" asks user @tgifsg1969. "Good thing you have video proof of that poor person because they need to sue."
"Well, apparently someone doesn't know how to drive, LOL. But I hope everyone is okay," says @queenalpha1995.
"The car probably understeered," writes @ebusk123. "It looks like the ground was wet so not unlikely."
Reader @rickpark5 offers some commentary: "Maybe going a bit too fast trying to save a life," he remarks. "Wet roads, less traction. Lots of hate in the comments. I feel sorry for those filled with hate."
"I can’t tell you how many times I watched this and LOL’d," laughs @vadapotata.
"Imagine being dispatched to your own accident by default cuz you’re in the area," suggests @benji5811, imagining an ironic circumstance.
We post videos such as these as part of our coverage because we hope there are specific behaviors drivers can learn and implement to help make our roads safer for all of us.
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