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Re: Bronco Busting or now I put my foot in it
In a message dated 9/9/99 8:37:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< These are purpose-built vehicles which do things other vehicles can't.
If idiots use them for incorrect applications or drive them like sports
cars, they should be held accountable for their actions.
Hmm, interesting point of view. Most manufacturers and government laws
would disagree with you, however. Products need to be made safe and usable,
especially by the "lowest common denominator". That is why we all have rev
limiters and overboost protection on our cars, and why production vehicles
employ low compression ratios to accept a wide variety of octanes in any
situation. If a person is driving their Bronco, and is forced to make a
defensive swerve to avoid a collision (as they would in a car), and the
Bronco flips, should they "be held accountable for their actions"? What if
they are killed, what then? Thank goodness most manufacturers and law makers
have a more realistic approach to dealing with these issues than the one you