brett at cloud9.net
Mon Sep 29 23:14:04 PDT 2008
On Sep 30, 2008, at 1:12 AM, Huw Powell wrote:
> Again, I'd prefer to "dodge" the accident. I'll take a ditch over a
> tree and tree over another moving vehicle anytime.
Trees are among the most dangerous objects you can hit- they're
extremely immovable and unyielding...and usually have a fraction of
the surface area compared to a vehicle coming at you. They're like an
offset crash, only much worse; readily capable of cleaving a car in
I suppose the tree is the more selfless choice, but in very general
terms of personal survival concerning only the immediate collision,
you're better hitting that other car head-on as squarely as possible.
You want the most surface area to spread the energy of the crash
against, and the softest object possible to hit.
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