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Wake-up Call - Collision At 110mph

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That is terrible about the kid in the ricer. Glad to hear your friends are ok though.......*thinks to himself* When will these stupid kids learn?

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I sort of think that the whole "young kids are bad drivers" to be false. Its not young drivers that are bad but mostly stupid drivers. I also think that elderly people tend to be much worse than young people. That is probably because I live in St. Pete, FL, the retirement capital of the USA. Also, I've been driving in cars with old people and they don't even hear their blinkers...if you can't hear the blinker, how are you gonna hear anything outside the car. Also, I've seen old people straddling lines and not correct it...

 

So, I feel that if we raise the driving age(its 16 in FL) then we should also require mandatory tests for old people like once every 2-3 years.

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Im too exhausted from being upset, but im sure if you look it up, statistically speaking, young drivers (under 20) are in FAR more accidents than old drivers. And thats statistics! You cant even argue them! There is a reason car insurance is expensive when your young. Think about it.

 

I truly believe that a good teenage driver is the exception these days rather than the rule. Not saying anyone here is a bad driver, just STATISTICALLY speaking.

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but more importantly, when you look at the tires, they look like they may be rated for about 80, if that.

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yep, i agree

the tires on my new car are 245/45/17ZR....yes thats right, Z rated performance tires and i spun out WITH traction control going 35mph the other day and almost hit another car and a telephone pole (stupid LS2 engine SUCKS for try to take off slow).... people, i always thought i could handle the speed, and most of the time i can....but no one is invincible!!! if you are going to go that fast do it somewhere off of the road, especially if your car isnt meant to go that fast in the first place. I have had my car going ~165mph on the interstate and scared the crap out of me (stupid move on my part and this car will never see these speeds again with me in it) and my car was meant for this stuff, and i STILL lost control doing 35 MPH!!!! on DRY pavement, so please take this from another 18yo teen, dont do crazy . like what that moron did. (yes im sorry he died, but that still doesnt change the fact that he is/was a moron.)

 

i bet they were glad they were in that beast, i would have always baught SUV's after that lol, and even though im a chevy fan, i would have wrote a nice thank you note to ford about how the saftey design in that thing saved some lives.

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I guess if natural seletion can't have the stupid, then they'll take care of matters on thier own. unfortunately putting your friends at risk in the process.

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Bleh, the correct response to these travesties is not to raise the legal driving age.  The last thing we need to do is get the government to change things that can very well be changed at home.  What really needs to happen is parents need to start raising their dang kids!  Teach them what's right and wrong, teach them to obey, teach them the common sense they need to survive past age 17.  It's your job as a parent to make sure your kid is smart enough to stay alive, not the government's.

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thats exactly what my parents did. i know not to speed, i know to wear a seatbelt. i still dont have a car because i dont need one. its people like that that piss me off because they raise the car insurance for us young males. grrr

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And what about those of us who would rather have better mileage and drive safe?

 

Holo: I'll flame you on behalf of everyone who's seen this kind of . before:

 

You're an idiot. How exactly would wearing a seat belt INCREASE your chance of death in a vast majority of accidents? I've seen people's faces scraped off from sliding on the pavement because they didn't wear a seatbelt. THEY SAVE FAR MORE LIVES EACH DAY THEN THEY'VE EVER TAKEN!

 

Yes, there are a few accidents where a seat belt increases injury, but the amount of accidents where they save innocent lives is FAR HIGHER than that. If you're not going to take the responsibility to put one on, then you deserve a kick in the nuts for not taking proper safety precautions when operating a one ton vehicle that can hit speeds of 200 Kmph AND UP.

 

/rant

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why dont you go back, read, and understand my post?

 

i never said not wearing a seatbelt is worse.... i said IN SOME INSTANCES... it may be different... i also wrote, "i agree, they may save more lives than kill" BUT.. there are some instances were that may not be true.. SOME

 

so, go back to 3rd grade reading... and read my post one more time

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Im too exhausted from being upset, but im sure if you look it up, statistically speaking, young drivers (under 20) are in FAR more accidents than old drivers. And thats statistics! You cant even argue them! There is a reason car insurance is expensive when your young. Think about it.

 

I truly believe that a good teenage driver is the exception these days rather than the rule. Not saying anyone here is a bad driver, just STATISTICALLY speaking.

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:withstupid: I started out with a friggin TANK, a really SLOW tank. I never had to worry about going fast with that thing. I was afraid of trying to merge onto the freeway at 55mph with the gas pedal pushed through the floor. That car certainly stopped me from doing a lot of stupid stuff, and I think I'm a better driver now because of it. And I heartily agree, good teenage drivers ARE the exception today (and that's coming from someone who recently turned 18).

 

That's amazing that the SUV had so little damage after being hit at 110mph... but that Honda is completely destroyed. I admit that I don't feel bad for the guy that died, but at least your friends are ok.

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I love the pics of that civic. just proves what the NTSB said all those years ago.

 

the SUV is over all safer than a small car! case and friggin point to those who argued that with me :)

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I love the pics of that civic.  just proves what the NTSB said all those years ago. 

 

the SUV is over all safer than a small car!  case and friggin point to those who argued that with me :)

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except for the rollovers, and tire blowouts..

 

other than that they really are way safer.

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go look in my gallery here on OCC. there's a pic of my 78 bronco. she flipped SEVERAL times (the previous owner did it). 4 people walked away from it with minor bumps and bruises. it was a driver error that caused that mess too.

 

also tire blow outs are just as common on cars as trucks... so don't think that's a reason not to drive and SUV.

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except for the rollovers, and tire blowouts..

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Both of which are driver error, not vehicle problems. Rollovers are caused by people who don't know how to handle the vehicle and the explorer blowouts were caused by people who didn't know how to keep their tires properly inflated.

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Seatbelts need to be a choice.. not a law..

 

My mom got in a bad car wreck one day.. Before I was born.. She STRONGLY believes if she had worn her seatbelt, she would have been killed, simply because of the style of crash.... And if she had died, i wouldnt be here today... and to this day.. she never wears her seatbelt...

 

It's a law.. you get a ticket if you dont have your seatbelt here in TN. It should be a choice, if the guy wants to wear it, ok.. if he doesn't... ok..

 

I know ill prolly get bashed for this.. Because seatbelts save more lives than it kills. BUT.. it should be a choice

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So, because your mother was involved in one accident, and was lucky enough not to be killed by not wearing her seatbelt, she doesn't wear it at all today? Why don't you describe why this crash was so unique? What's so special about this one that seatbelt laws should be changed?

 

STFU.. theres many ways a wreck can happen... are you too ignorant to think of different ways? maybe a car flipped over on its top and someone could have been launched from it before it landed? or maybe she was able to move instead of being crushed... i dont exactly know how it happened but if you payed a dang minute to read what i wrote, saying yes, i agree they save more than they kill... i never said it was ALWAYS true you ignorant bastard.

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Son, you are the ignornant one in this case, and are speaking without the knowledge or experience you need to be when it comes to this topic.

 

A car flips over, and someone could be ejected. Okay, I'll play that game. In the case of the roll over, being restrained would prevent most of the injuries. You wouldn't be dealing with putting your body through the glass, you wouldn't be dealing with the road-rash associated with going across the ground, or how about the simple fact that if the car is rolling over with enough force to launch you from it, that you won't make it out and far enough away before it crushes you too. I've seen it, multiple times in the passed few years. Your "argument" is null and void.

 

If you don't know anything about your mothers wreck, you shouldn't be going on the defense, or making such strong implications about why it saved her life. She was lucky, and that's all. I hope you don't follow your mother's mistakes, and hope that you will wear your seatbelt.

 

why dont you go back, read, and understand my post?

 

i never said not wearing a seatbelt is worse.... i said IN SOME INSTANCES... it may be different... i also wrote, "i agree, they may save more lives than kill" BUT.. there are some instances were that may not be true.. SOME

 

so, go back to 3rd grade reading... and read my post one more time

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Your first argument, the rollover with ejection, is completely in the wrong direction, and is an instance where the seat belt WOULD save your life. How about some actual examples of when it wouldn't?

 

How about you go back to your 3rd grade class and take care of your own problems before going off on others about your ignorance.

 

Signed,

 

Your local firefighting, technical rescue and extrication specialist,

 

Xinul

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