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Old 08-16-2016, 04:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
redpoint5
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He likely had the engine off while coasting. I've done that on a steep twisty road in the Acura, and it took most of my strength to operate the brakes and steer. My right quad was burning by the bottom of the hill.

The thing is, if the car is downshifted enough to control speed, it doesn't burn fuel anyhow. There probably wasn't even any fuel savings.

If I were a judge, I'd sentence the boy to a day in jail. Loosing 3 friends is punishment enough, and prison isn't going to teach the kid anything he hasn't already learned. Why waste 10 more months of a remaining life?
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