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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:09 PM
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"Extremely Irresponsible"

And awesome.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-20555116
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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:25 PM
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WOW! Balsy to do that long of a crossing...

People usually brag about the water being over the hood when a bit of the bow wave laps up on the front of the hook...these guys were full-on submerged!
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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:30 PM
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The official statement should have been….Originally we were concerned with the frivolity of the driver’s actions….but then we realized it was a Land Rover. All other vehicle types should heed the posted warnings.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:24 PM
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I would of went for it too. He was driving relatively slowly and seemed to know the road. Where is the problem ?

As I tell my students, risk = (probable hazard x vulnerability x potential damages ) / resilience

In his diesel Land Rover (from the engine sound), vulnerability is low and damages are minimal if he stalled and did not restart under water (unless he has an exhaust snorkel). If he ha off-road experience and knows how to react if there is a problem, resilience is high. The result is low risk, so GO.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Who cares if the driver drowned or was injured the irresponsible bit is the danger he places first responders in when they have to effect a rescue.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:44 PM
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no current or crocs. I'd have done it!
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Im not sure why a nanny state is so popular.

If he got stuck and THEN called for help, that call is what is irresponsible. The act of driving isnt, or even getting stuck, and taking care of it yourself isnt either.

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I guess it's the way are brought up to put other people before our own desires.

I look at it that if he didn't do it there is no scenario where he could endanger the life of others after being requested not to do so by closed roads or just common decency.

Other people have different perspectives and I totally respect that.

Maybe I should move to Switzerland ;-)
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:50 PM
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if it was a raging flood river in dangerous conditions then he'd be wrong, but this is still water and at no point was it over chest deep so drowning is not an issue. worst case is he has to walk and recover when it receeds.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Would make a great commercial for Land Rover!
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His truck is much quieter inside than mine and his doors clearly seal much better than any of mine ever have.

I dig the floating fence post that bounces of the brush bar.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 07:09 PM
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His truck is much quieter inside than mine and his doors clearly seal much better than any of mine ever have.

I dig the floating fence post that bounces of the brush bar.
Water is a great sound buffer!
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Old December 1st, 2012, 07:40 PM
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The fact that he is driving on tarmac/ road is also very helpful. If it was a creek/ river bed or mud then it was a whole different story! But very cool video!
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My 90 is wetter in side than that after sitting in the rain....
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Old December 1st, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Don't see the issue with this. This man could transport first responders. As long as he is running a snorkel with the appropriate extended breathers along with the ECU (if equipped) out of the water level. I certainly don't let bad conditions keep me out, only way to learn to drive in bad conditions is to get out there and push your vehicles too the limit.
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Is there a YouTube link ????
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I don't see what the big deal is? Try it with an icy lake...then we're talking!
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Old December 1st, 2012, 11:22 PM
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I think he an great job of getting through. No one hurt, put into danger or distress. When we have bad snow storms I put my tire chains on and go out with my recovery kit to help out people I come across in ditches or stuck. By now my neighbors expect it.
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