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Re: crash tests etc...

> hmmm..i guess that would explain the _severe_ whiplash when my car was rear-
> ended immediately after i had stopped rapidly to avoid the also rapidly
> stopped car ahead of me....and the driver behind me was asleep. they hit my
> stopped car at ~ 40mph without braking and with me fully stopped but with my
> brakes still firmly applied

Ouch.  double ouch.  40mph - quadruple turbo ouch!

hint, if you see you're about to be rear ended, especially hard, get off
the brakes, and if you can, take off as fast as possible to minimise the
rear impact.  If you must hit something try to time it so both impacts
occur at the same time.

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250