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View Poll Results: Would you support lower safety standards to have more small cars in North America?
I already own a crash helmet - bring 'em on! 27 72.97%
Bad idea. Hummers don't need imported hood ornaments. 10 27.03%
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:01 PM   #41
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The real reason why very fuel-efficient cars aren't allowed isn't because of crash test ratings, it's because they'd make oil companies and people like George Bush less profitable.
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Old 03-13-2007, 10:02 AM   #42
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Old 03-13-2007, 12:59 PM   #43
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Old 03-13-2007, 01:01 PM   #44
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How to you rear end a school bus at that speed?
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Old 03-13-2007, 02:11 PM   #45
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Another "Safe" SUV

This one hit a bus too, only head on in the freeway.....


So it can happen to anyone, big or small.....
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Old 03-13-2007, 08:37 PM   #46
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How to you rear end a school bus at that speed?
comon if thier dumbenough/stuck up enough to buy an h2 thier dumb enough to hit a huge yellow flashing bannana mobile...trucks(semis flatbets etc)>cars in an accident no matter what
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:38 PM   #47
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Semi vs. Semi

It doesn't matter what you drive -- an impact is an impact. It could be a Semi vs. another Semi and you'd have catastrophe.

I'm glad MikeT and BeeUU offered-up some good photo counter-evidence to the cause -- thanks guys.

...and 'Clench, you're right as usual. People don't listen.
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:44 PM   #48
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Gosh, If I had a dollar for every time some knucklehead said "what if you hit a semi in that little thing?!?" I tell them if you tangle with a semi it really doesn't matter what you are in, you are going to get the short end of the stick... but I can tell that comment usually goes in one ear and right out the other.
I don't know the exact number, but I think that something like 90% of the safety of a car lies in the driver's hands. So it's mostly up to you.

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Old 03-14-2007, 09:42 AM   #49
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SUV vs SUV

There was an SUV vs SUV head-on at the same location as the picture above, a Suburbam and an Explorer. I can't find the pictures anymore, needless to say the Suburban lost a passenger. Further proof of "an impact is an impact". Plus most of the SUV's out there where never designed for impact/roll protection, that was designed and/or legislated only in the latest generation. Safe?...."you bet - just look how big it is.....you will drive right over those little cars.....and it holds 15 people too....." Joe Isuzu
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:53 AM   #50
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Hey I found it....

Suburban vs Explorer

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