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Old 02-05-2010, 11:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I just find the safety discussions tiresome. The biggest risk you take is being in or around cars, after that it is pretty much diminishing returns.

But I will say that nobody ever accidently killed someone else while riding a bicycle or walking that I know of. It probably happened, once, but one would have to be delusional to think bigger vehicles are "safer" in any but the most selfish respects, and it isn't much improvement in that respect if even.

If it is true that bigger causes more damage and is more likely to hit something because of size and reduced handling (basic physics right?) then at some point all that extra damage and casualties has to be considered premeditated, no?

I doubt any U.S. politicians are going to run on that platform any time soon though
The words "Conspiracy to commit" just ran across my brain... LOL.

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Old 02-05-2010, 11:45 PM   #22 (permalink)
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lol, I would make exception for real people movers and utility vehicles, better one truck full of stuff than 80 metros.

But seriously, can you imagine being in this all-too-common nightmare scenario? You buy a big a$$ vehicle, then back over your kid? My dad-in-law saw it happen once and the guy driving was completely useless, complete panic, couldn't even figure out 911 or talk calmly to the kid or nothin. Glad dad-in-law was there to be useful.
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I've seen that scenario a few times, but never with dire results. Usually it's a young person old enough to move/yell and the driver is at least somewhat attentive and yells.

Hell, my Father's backed into me a few times, but that's a little different. That was either in jest, or an unexpected turn of events and bad timing. We do things with vehicles that most people don't dream about, though.

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