Is black predictable? For the layperson technically... no. You have to use common sense. when temps drop below about 38 degrees and water is on the roads, it is prudent to assume there will be black ice. DO NOT DRIVE. Number two, is the urge to "get home". This is absolutely a potential killer. Nothing is that important that you cannot take more time to get there by being safe, not even an emergency. Third, we've gone around the bend on this on here many times but that truck is not up to the job. SRW PU (even a one ton) towing a triple axle trailer weighing upwards of 20+ thousand pounds is a recipe for disaster... this time they were lucky. Yeah you can tow it, but the truth is the tail was wagging the dog in that incident. It was only a matter of time. They drove into conditions they never should have, and they had plenty of warning, you can't say otherwise.
They say there are old drivers and bold drivers but there are no old bold drivers. Not enough pay heed to that sage wisdom. Overconfidence is a killer.
Glad they were not hurt.
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