Yep that was a long time ago. Destroyed the car.. and her. Kids these days dont care. they feel watching movies gives them the experience to drive fast and hard. Where I was from it got so bad the local LEA rented the drag strip once a month for teenagers to bring their cars to race. Had to have a waiver signed and helmet and what not.Docindahouze said:have you guys seen the pics of the teenage girl who was driving dads porsche who crashed into a concrete wall at 100 mph? It was not pretty.
Better roads and drivers.FallschirmjÃ¤ger said:If "speed kills" then why does Germany with an advisory 80mph speed limit and many, many miles of unlimited speed autobahn have virtually the same number of deaths per 100,000 miles that the US does with our 55 to 70 mph highways?
From the video, it wasn't speed that killed anyone, it was irresponsible, untrained, inattentive drivers.
low speed limits actually contribute to wrecks on our interstates.... and the designs of our roads(hardly any curves) automatic accessories like automatic transmissions etc cause the drive to be less attentive and concentrate less on the roadsmn said:It's not the speed, it's the sudden stop.
Really? I call BS on that one. Lowering your speed gives you far more time to react and if a collision occurs, there is far less damage. So you're claiming that if everyone drove 8mph there would be more fatalities? :lol: :screwy:rmodel65 said:low speed limits actually contribute to wrecks on our interstates....
Looks like you're part of the problem. :shattered:Sine Nomen said:I have successfully controlled a vehicle on public roadways in excess of 160mph without any death or destruction. I've also made mistakes at less than 30mph that have totaled multiple vehicles and sent people to the hospital.
Looks like we both learned the same lesson...in the same car.Sine Nomen said:That video was about as moving to me as a string of 'accidental' shootings with the tagline "Gun Kill."
Face it: speed doesn't kill. Mistakes causing collisions are what gets you. I have successfully controlled a vehicle on public roadways in excess of 160mph without any death or destruction. I've also made mistakes at less than 30mph that have totaled multiple vehicles and sent people to the hospital.
I agree that the best 'solution' is for more and better training for drivers. If I ever have kids, I can assure you that by the time they're old enough to take the wheel alone, they will have had enough in instruction and practice with a variety of vehicles in a variety of situations that will have the skills needed to handle most any situation. I have no illusions that any amount of training will eliminate all 'foolish' behaviors. I know I (and most of you) have done some incredibly dangerous things at times and mostly got away unscathed. I still believe good training will a. give one a little more perspective on risks and when something is dicey vs. outright suicidal, and b. give some chance of recovery when it's obvious that you're in over your head.
That also makes me feel the need to mention that we just need to accept that no matter how good or cautious drivers are, bad things are still going to happen. You will always be able to find horrible pictures and make horrible videos. It's unreasonable to think you can prevent every tragedy and unfair to punish everyone for the misfortunes of a few.
I've posted this picture here before, but it fits again now:
This was a sad and scary situation. I walked away from it a better driver and person...
Wow, I just don't even know where to begin...TippinTaco said:You can claim what you want in regards to racing your car on public roads but just as mentioned above you sir are part of the problem. If every kid in this world had your mentality of every driver has his day, then we should just let the USA become one huge Autobahn. But LUCKILY thats not going to happen. So what if you raced your car to 160... I dont care if you're the worlds best race car driver and have won 500 races yaddi yaddi yaddi. Fact is no matter how great you are, theres 500 idiots that arent so @#[email protected][email protected]# great right next to you, switching lanes, causing issues, cutting people off, causing pile upes and the list is endless. You should've learned from your accident or drive a car that has a rev limiter on it. And bet your @#$ on it, the man that kills my daughter/son in an accident because of your type of mentality, I'm going to put a bullet in you. ANYONE driving at high rates of speed, while performing maneuvers that shouldnt be done on certain roads, should take it to the track and keep it off the roads. You will be the person responsible for a parent or child to not get to go home to see his family. If you want to go 160 go to the track. :rant:
And yet you don't see the value of slowing your behind down?Campeck1911 said:I can't tell you how many times I have been cruising at around 90 in the leftmost lane of the highway (normal for ATL if you haven't noticed) and some giant SUV puts it's blinker on 1k feet up ahead. and hesitates, and hesitates, makes a move then jumps back in it's lane, hesitates some more, and then when I am 30 f**kin feet away jumps in my lane with them doing about 30mph less than me. THOSE are the people that shouldn't be on the road. Going fast is not inherently dangerous to anyone but the unskilled, unable to turn their heads, and unable to make up their farkin mind about changing lanes.