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Old 11-01-2003, 05:28 PM   #51
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Did anyone think that if there were driving one of our sweet *** cars that can handle the speed and cna handle a hit a lot better than a small thing ( we have air bags and all that other saftey crap) I suggest we make a bonne ad with the picture and say how the bonneville saves lifes.




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no... actually what i was thinking is if they knew how to drive they would still be among the living. the car doesn't matter that much (but they did have a decent car, saftey wise, and if it'* a V-6, it'* also decent power wise), you can be in the safest car in the world, run head on into a concrete wall at 150 MPH and your gonna be just as dead as if you were in a Yugo doing the same speed. you might ask how i can say they didn't know how to drive, well let me tell you. If they knew how to drive they would have known about the railroad tracks and they would have ethier known how to take them at speed (which from the results they obviously didn't) or they would have known how much they needed to slow down to safely take the railroad tracks (again, from the results they didn't). and if they knew how to drive, they would not go fast in an area untill they were fimilar with the area, and if they were fimilar with the area, they would have known about the railroad tracks. and, you should never attempt to drive fast in any area (even if you know it like the back of your hand) in a car that you are not fimilar with. you may drive a corvette and know that you can take this certain corner at 84 MPH, say you are driving your friends Ford Festiva and you try to take the same corner at 84 MPH in the Festiva, you are going off the road and most likely going to hit something and/or flip the car. See my point?
 
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actually does anybody know the crash test ratings for the Bonneville? I do.. The pre 1992 models were 5 stars for both driver and passenger, the 1992-1999 models were 5 star driver and 3 passenger. The 00+ models are 5 and 4 I believe. They're pretty safe, but still not REALLY safe cars.. for the passenger atleast.
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actually does anybody know the crash test ratings for the Bonneville? I do.. The pre 1992 models were 5 stars for both driver and passenger, the 1992-1999 models were 5 star driver and 3 passenger. The 00+ models are 5 and 4 I believe. They're pretty safe, but still not REALLY safe cars.. for the passenger atleast.
my 93 is 5 and 4. I don't even have an airbag for the passenger side ether....
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lol, joke on here while back about the guy, and his wife wants to leave him...(and take all his stuff) at the last few seconds before she gets scared about hitting the wall he says... remember I get the air bag...
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Ouch...prayers to their families and their souls. I am also praying that they didn't suffer too much. That'* really really sad

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Ouch...prayers to their families and their souls. I am also praying that they didn't suffer too much. That'* really really sad

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From the looks of it, they didn't suffer at all...

As soon as Salina Journal online gets their @$$E$ in gear, I'll post the link to the story...
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I know that my esteemed collegue has put a virtual lock on this thread...and for good reason, however, I would like to say a few comments:

Seatbelt:

I am a very big proponent to seatbelt use, and I (as we all should) respect the many and varied opinions on the effectiveness of seatbelts. However, my opinion means nothing compared to the millions of $ invested in research. For those who use the argument of fire or water, and being trapped by a seatbelt, yes it can happen, but nine times out of ten the accident in question is severe enough that had a seatbelt not been warn, the trauma to the head and chest would have rendered the victim unconscious--and therefore unable to escape the ensuing flames or water. But again, I am not going to criticize those who choose not to wear them on this account. I also wish to make it clear that a seat belt is not necessarily going to save one'* life. Too many variables factor in to each accident. It will, however, reduce the risk of death and injury over non-use. A prime example is an accident in which two very close relatives of mine were in the same car that was involved in a very serious accident. A full-size motor home T-boned the car that my family members were in. The impact was on the driver'* side door. Both occupants (and an infant in the back) were properly restrained, however, the driver'* side door post was caved in so far, that it struck the passenger in the head, killing her instantly. Ironically, the driver survived (with significant injuries to the head and chest). The infant survived with minor injuries. I also had a law enforcement friend who told me that he had never had to unbuckle a dead person at the seen of an accident (although it does happen).

Motorcycles:

I love them. My wife hates them. If she had her way, I wouldn't own one. The fact of the matter is that they are not as safe as cars because they are not as visable and have little to no protection in an impact. I am sure that if the government thought they could get away with it, a Ralph Nader type legislator would introduce a bill banning them. (I hope that never happens). I was in volved in a motorcycle accident that put a hole in the helmut I was wearing. It happened in 1996--and to this day I still don't remember that day, but I will always have my scars to remind me of what could have been. I also lost a cousin to a solo accident. His brother was following him and stated that they were all driving sensibly. But on unfamiliar roads with blind curves, it just takes a split second of inattentiveness to become involved in an accident on a motorcycle--not to mention the inattentive drivers out there that are not paying attention to a less visable motorcycle. My point is that motorcycles and cars are totally different and should not be compared to each other.

Finally, it doesn't matter who and individual is, what he was driving, or how he was driving. It is still a tradgedy when someone dies.

Putting away my soap box now--and asking for clemency from my fellow moderators (for breaking the virtual lock)
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Tim your insights in a VR locked thread are always welcome....

I'm impressed with the way the members picked up on my intentions and redirected the thread. Well done folks.
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Tim your insights in a VR locked thread are always welcome....

I'm impressed with the way the members picked up on my intentions and redirected the thread. Well done folks.


No, really, love y'all!!
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Well at least you do, & my fault if you thought I was coming after you TrueWildMan or anybody else for that point. But often when we post things that happened to imports everybody laughs, pokes fun, or says ignorant sh*t. In a case like this I really dont think there is any need to post Ignorant jokes or remarks. For those that do & find it amusing HERES TO YOU. I REALLY HOPE THAT ONE DAY IN YOUR LIVES THIS STRIKES HOME & I HOPE PEOPLE AS IGNORANT AS YOU MAKE FUN OF YOUR DEAD FAMILY OR FRIENDS. Then well see how funny it is.
WOW, did we cross over to one of those other forums, this doesn't look like the BC here. Too much anger here. What happened? GEEZ

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