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Old 05-07-2008, 08:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure, because since bikes don't have insurance, if you hit him, it's going to be YOUR insurance that covers everything. Regardless of who did it. I tried that method. I asked if the person did something illegal and I accidentally hit him if it would be his fault but nope. The teacher whom I argued with had a story about her relative creaming an old lady while it was foggy and she was illegally on the street but he hit her and killed her and got charged for killing someone. He's apparently been Mentally not-ok ever since.

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Old 05-07-2008, 08:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Holy crap, that is pretty scary.

You know, I should call my local insurance company and find out directly from them.

EDIT: I just called the insurance branch and even they don't even know! I'll have to call an insurance claims adjuster tomorrow to get a straight answer.

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Old 05-07-2008, 09:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
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In Quebec we have what we call the "no fault", literally. So if you get hit you can't sue no matter what. It has its advantages, as you can't loose everything because of a simple honest accident, or some dumbtard that did something illegal. On the other hand the government will provide for your well being if you got hit, but it's marginal and you're almost sure to be worst off financially than if you would have avoided the accident.

But this applies to what happen on the road only.

If a thief breaks into your house and fall, breaking his ankle, he can sue you.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:40 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I actually almost walked out in front of an insight the other day. I wouldn't say that normal cars are "just as quiet."
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The fact that a Harley buzzes up and down my street at 3am makes me believe silent is the way to go. Total efficiency would be the absence of sound. Not only does the Prius directly pollute the air less as it drives, it emits less sound pollution.

Imagine how much quieter and pleasant life could be in a populated area if all cars were silent. If all outdoor lighting (e.g. street lights, porch lights, etc.) could be removed and cars made silent, the quality of suburban life would shoot up immensely.

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I wouldn't be against it if the Prius made a bit more noise. Of course, it would be better if people would just look both ways and Prius owners didn't drive in heavy fog, but we are talking about human beings. Even intelligent people can sometimes be absent minded and do silly things. It would use almost no energy to make some part a bit more noisy at low speeds, and probably save a few injuries every year.
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I actually almost walked out in front of an insight the other day. I wouldn't say that normal cars are "just as quiet."
Stock Insights don't have an EV mode. Although the gerbils are pretty quiet.
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I didn't think they did, mehbe she was EOCing...the thing sure wasn't making any engine noise when it came around the corner of my building.
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I'm sorry but that is just so terribly moronic, the clip just epitomizes "slow news day".
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Total efficiency would be the absence of sound.
Well... My subwoofers aren't very efficient then!!!

Maybe while in EV mode, they could have a speaker that dings or something like when your door is open. except not as fast and annoying. or play music.

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