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  1. Jackknifing

    Jackknifing means the folding of an articulated vehicle such that it resembles the acute angle of a folding pocket knife. If a vehicle towing a trailer skids, the trailer can push it from behind until it spins round and faces backwards. This may be caused by equipment failure, improper braking, or adverse road conditions such as an icy road surface. In extreme circumstances, a driver may attempt to deliberately jackknife the vehicle in order to halt it following brake failure. When an articulated vehicle jackknifes, the cab is facing in the opposite direction to the trailer. As such it is impossible for the cab to move and the vehicle becomes stuck. Since a jackknifed truck is almost always facing sideways across the lanes of a road, and since they can no longer move, these sorts of accidents can cause significant congestion on roads.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jackknifing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jackknifing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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