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Re: One less lister, was Stupid bet!
Somebody once said:
"It's not speed that kills, it's the sudden deceleration."
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 18:06:17 EDT
Subject: Re: One less lister, was Stupid bet!
In a message dated 6/17/99 2:29:34 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I'm willing to bet $20 that if you don't crash and kill yourselves, or
> people, the cop that hauls your sorry asses into jail is *really* pissed
> you for being so stupid.
> I'm willing to take a corollary bet that if you *do* crash, despite the
> that the 10 PM News will show at least a 45 second shot of the wreckage,
> nobody will be able to tell which was the Camaro and which was the Audi,
> how many doors either car had, or even what color they were.
> I'm further willing to bet that while this may not be the last stupid
> you do, something like this will be.
> </soapbox rant>
Many people drive fast, but they are under control. How do you know they
aren't going to try this on the Autobahn, which by the way is legal during
the day? It is safe enough if you are not stupid. We Americans have a
higher death rate with our 60mph speed limit, but the Autobahn has a lower
one. Why, you ask? Because speed does not necessary mean its more
dangerous, it just means that you need to have more control over your
vehicle. If you drive 60mph in a miata and smash into a 18 wheeler, what
the chances are you going to survive? How about 70mph? How about 80mph?
Its the actual smashing in that kills you, not the speed(though speed has
something to do with it). I'm not flaming you like you flamed Marty, but I
just want to make it clear to you that speed is safe, if you have control
over it. And please try and keep the 'soapbox rant' to a low roar next