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Old 06-13-2009, 08:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by shovel View Post
As long as it's still legal to drive a 65 horsepower 1980 slowmobile on the road, it should be legal to sell a brand new version of the exact same thing. Why the hell not? There should be no LEGAL difference whatsoever between restoring a 30 year old "unsafe" car to brand new condition, and building a brand new "unsafe" car.
But there is. It's called the insurance industry, and it's favorite mouthpiece is the IIHS.

There's no way to win this argument, not in the US at any rate -- what with the baby boomers' babies having babies. Gotta keep all those babies wrapped up nice and safe.
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