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Re: Crash Test Dummy

On Aug 10, 1996 15:57:07, 'Trisha Bethen <trishab@mv.mv.com>' wrote: 
.......it started when they fell  
>asleep on a really horribly boring stretch of Rt. 89 in Enfield , NH and  
>driving son....Raymond dozed off while passenger son, Stephen was  
>asleep......they were driving at 75 mph.....cruise control was  
>set....when Raymond realized he was off the road....he used all the  
>skills he had learned about being involved in racing.....drove it  
>out....app. 450 feet....missing sign posts, rock cliffs, etc....and was  
>bringing it back onto the road when the left rear wheel hit a 5" or  
>better pot hole rather hard and broke the axle....which launched the  
>car.....when they came to rest in the median strip....both boys were  
>awake....Raymond bleeding from a 6 inch gash in his head  
>....congratulated by the police for his fantastic  
>driving....if it hadn't been for the pothole we would have been none the  
--I am happy to hear your sons survived w/ minor damage. But CONGRATULATED
by the police for his fantastic driving??? I don't care if you ARE driving
a Sherman tank, really...it is INEXCUSEABLE to fall asleep behind the
wheel. Ought to be treated the same as DUI. What if he took out some poor
traveling family on the "really horribly boring strech" of road? And how
can you possibly be bored driving a great car, anyway?  
Again, I am glad for their good luck. Just had to comment on the implied
approval...great driver, my ass.