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Old 12-18-2017, 03:33 PM   #531
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This prius got a little more than a corner! http://nj1015.com/car-struck-by-nj-t...are_mobile_top

The woman who took the picture is the wife of a guy I went to school with. He was a big time band director for Jackson High School in NJ. They are the kind of high school band you see in the Rosebowl parade, Bush JR inauguration, Macy's Thanksgiving Day, Just to name a few of the places his kids (students) have played
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:29 PM   #532
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This could go in the Florida man thread as well
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Old 01-09-2018, 07:45 PM   #533
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Could not take a picture, but saw a Camry driving with the wipers off the windshield (like some cars parked in a snowstorm - a Northeast practice I never understood to begin with).

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Old 01-09-2018, 08:58 PM   #534
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Josh is there a link to this story ... how in the world did that happen ?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:19 PM   #535
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Josh is there a link to this story ... how in the world did that happen ?
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Man in Florida drives his CAMRY into the Ocean and the Coast Guard rescues him before he drowns to death:

http://www.wkrg.com/news/breaking-co...rida/906239958
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http://www.fox10tv.com/story/3716492...in-panama-city

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Old 01-10-2018, 08:00 AM   #536
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Could not take a picture, but saw a Camry driving with the wipers off the windshield (like some cars parked in a snowstorm - a Northeast practice I never understood to begin with).

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Were they running? Doing kind of that odd twist-wave like the Queen does?
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:16 AM   #537
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Could not take a picture, but saw a Camry driving with the wipers off the windshield (like some cars parked in a snowstorm - a Northeast practice I never understood to begin with).

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who never understood the wipers-up thing.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:07 AM   #538
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I could see if you got a lot of freezing rain during the winter, it might make the process of scraping the windshield a little easier. Ever so slightly. Still odd, though.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:20 AM   #539
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who never understood the wipers-up thing.
I saw one yesterday with the wipers standing up proud out from underneath one of those windshield cover things.
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I could see if you got a lot of freezing rain during the winter, it might make the process of scraping the windshield a little easier. Ever so slightly. Still odd, though.
I used to find that leaving the wipers down was best in freezing rain or ice. When clearing, pulling the wipers up would then give me a small cleared area to start scrapping under the ice.

I guess if you are too cheap to replace your worn out wipers, you might not want them to freeze onto the glass, and then rip apart when pulling the arms up

Sometimes I would put an old sheet over the windshield when I was parking at the bottom of our driveway in NJ. Just cause I didn't want to spend a lot of time clearing snow/ice after walking/sliding all the way down my long driveway. I figured the wipers helped hold down the sheet
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