Last night driving home from the airport.... Last night driving home from the airport....
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    Default Last night driving home from the airport....

    driving through an interchange, on a quite sharp corner,

    the german registered lorry in front of me, dropped some metal pieces

    i saw some of them and avoided them but others didn't reflect in the headlights

    hit one and got a front nearside puncture, same for the car behind me and the car behind
    him !!

    not the most pleasant thing, puncture at night on the motorway

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    Quote Originally Posted by milanbenes View Post
    driving through an interchange, on a quite sharp corner,

    the german registered lorry in front of me, dropped some metal pieces

    i saw some of them and avoided them but others didn't reflect in the headlights

    hit one and got a front nearside puncture, same for the car behind me and the car behind
    him !!

    not the most pleasant thing, puncture at night on the motorway

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    I hit what I think was something metal on the A34 at night a couple of years ago. It put a 2" gash in the tyre - tyre weld would not have helped.

    Fortunately I was a mile from the services and limped it that far before putting on the spare. The A34 is not somewhere you want to stop at the best of times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    I hit what I think was something metal on the A34 at night a couple of years ago. It put a 2" gash in the tyre - tyre weld would not have helped.

    Fortunately I was a mile from the services and limped it that far before putting on the spare. The A34 is not somewhere you want to stop at the best of times.
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    yes in our two main cars the datsun and the passat i've got the vests, spare wheels (full size) etc, warning triangles, mag lites, and even in the datsun i've got a revolving orange beacon with the idea that if i am stuck at night this will give even more visibility to other motorists

    but alas last night I was in the car I take to the airport in summer time, our 15 yr old golf gtd mk111

    luckily the golf has a vests, and the warning triangle which were both used last night, and unfortunately only a space saver spare wheel, so once the spare was on I drove the last 15km's at 70kph in the slow lane with the fog light on watching the rear view mirror incase some approached too fast and being ready to put the warning lights on


    agreed, it is not pleasant to stop on the motorway at night and i was very worried, so resolution will be, full size spare wheel in the golf and orange beacons in all cars and mag lites

    we don't want to become statistics

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    Not had an accident but somewhat similar, I was catching up a lorry and saw what looked like water splashing off the top. As I got closer, coming out to overtake, I realised they were in fact glass bottles escaping from the back. Nice.
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