Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2010, 02:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
Smeghead
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Central AK
Posts: 933

escort - '99 ford escort sport
90 day: 42.38 mpg (US)

scoobaru - '02 Subaru Forester s
90 day: 28.65 mpg (US)
Thanks: 32
Thanked 145 Times in 97 Posts
Having the option to buy a car with cameras replacing mirros is great. I can't really get on board with requiring them though.

__________________

Learn from the mistakes of others, that way when you mess up you can do so in new and interesting ways.

One mile of road will take you one mile, one mile of runway can take you around the world.
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-04-2010, 02:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 659

Chug - '96 Volkswagon Polo CL
TEAM VW AUDI Group
90 day: 49.42 mpg (US)

L'Autre - '03 Renault Megane Sport Tourer Expression
Diesel
90 day: 45.02 mpg (US)
Thanks: 20
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Working at Bentley where we have RVCs on most cars AND parking distance sensors AND wing mirrors AND interior mirrors we still have owners reversing into things, even members of staff have done it! (engineering car not a customer car!!)its not a cure-all infact I find it makes people lazy

Can people have cameras fixed to them to make sure they don't walk out behind a large motorised tvehicle they should have heard???
__________________
-----------------------------------------
good things come to those who wait, sh*t turns up pretty much instantly






twitter.com/bertchalmers
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 03:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
...beats walking...
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: .
Posts: 6,191
Thanks: 179
Thanked 1,521 Times in 1,122 Posts
...why don't we (government) simply mandate that NO IDIOTS be allowed behind the wheel...of ANY vehicle?




...oh, I fogot, that'd elminate THEM (government) from driving too, wouldn't it?!?!
  Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to gone-ot For This Useful Post:
Boreas (12-06-2010), Mustang Dave (04-02-2014), Ryland (12-04-2010), tumnasgt (12-04-2010)
Old 12-04-2010, 04:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 93
Thanks: 2
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
If we paid for initiatives to reduce the amount of SUVs used in subdivisions, and tighter punishment on texting while driving, we can reduce these, quoting Diane Sawyer on the matters, "...crushing stories".
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #15 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Ryland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Western Wisconsin
Posts: 3,904

honda cb125 - '74 Honda CB 125 S1
90 day: 79.71 mpg (US)

green wedge - '81 Commuter Vehicles Inc. Commuti-Car

Blue VX - '93 Honda Civic VX
Thanks: 867
Thanked 433 Times in 353 Posts
Last time I looked we didn't have a shortage of people out there.

According to the DMV person, a police officer can require that anyone be retested to keep their license, I think that any time someone gets in a fender bender that they be retested.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2010, 04:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
tumnasgt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Wellington, NZ
Posts: 158

'98 Camry - '98 Toyota Camry 220GL
Team Toyota
90 day: 29.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 81
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
I'd be surprised if kids aren't getting run over forwards as well with SUVs, as they are just so high off the ground. My grandfather's Lexus LX is hellish to park because you can't see anything around the car's hood.

I think cameras are great for people that end up driving around kids a lot (I know a pool repairman that does a lot of work for schools, he has 3 cameras on his pickup, and still does a walk-around before getting in to drive), and opt to have them fitted. If all cars had them, I doubt most people would look at all.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 08:32 PM   #17 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
roflwaffle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,490

Camryaro - '92 Toyota Camry LE V6
90 day: 31.12 mpg (US)

Red - '00 Honda Insight

Prius - '05 Toyota Prius

3 - '18 Tesla Model 3
90 day: 152.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 349
Thanked 120 Times in 79 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
Where are you getting $2.7 billion from?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 11:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,738

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,572
Thanked 3,508 Times in 2,195 Posts
Oh, I just pulled it outta my .......

no, wait. It's in the link.
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2010, 11:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: belgium, wi
Posts: 262

Bus - '94 Ford School Bus huge

Stupid - '01 Chevy Blazer LS
90 day: 21.38 mpg (US)

hawk - '00 Honda Superhawk
Thanks: 2
Thanked 24 Times in 19 Posts
Where did you get that link, out of your butt too?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 12:32 AM   #20 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 12,738

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,572
Thanked 3,508 Times in 2,195 Posts
Are you two in a contest to see who can come up with the dumbest questions?

__________________


  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to get multi-pane inside rear view mirror? MetroMPG Aerodynamics 15 08-06-2010 09:40 PM
Drag Racing Aero Help Bennett_Racing Aerodynamics 33 06-28-2010 06:02 AM
DIY: Side View Mirror Delete, Side View Camera Addition SVOboy DIY / How-to 26 06-07-2010 06:09 PM
Side view camera positioning? SVOboy General Efficiency Discussion 2 04-27-2009 08:16 PM
Anyone used a rear view camera? Geebee EcoModding Central 5 09-12-2008 07:23 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com