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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, 
wcelliot@concentric.net writes:

<< 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 
Javad Shadzi
88 80Q