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Re: Deadliest car in the world

What's a Viggen Rescue Kit ??

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Re: Deadliest car in the world

It was a kit consisting of polyurethane bushes for the whole front end and a thicker anti roll bar.

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Re: Deadliest car in the world

Originally Posted by Dancingdad View Post
Tis not the amount of idiocy but the relative ease with which they can get into trouble with the wrong piece of kit in their hands.
We don't let kids play with matches..cos the idiots will burn the house down.
We ban people from carrying knives cos idiots use them to stab people.
We ban people from owning guns. Cos in the hands of idiots they are deadly.

But neither guns, nor knives nor matches are actually dangerous unless used as they shouldn't be. It is only the potential for danger that causes alarm.

That danger can be graded.
Play with a 22 pistol and you may need to replaster the walls.
Play with a 7.62 assault rifle and you're gonna be replastering the neighbour's walls. And the ones two houses down. Not to mention the adverse affects to anyone in the way.
Same with cars. Floor a 1.2 Clio and you may get a little wheel spin. Floor a supercar and without the experience to control it, you'll disappear into the landscape in a cloud of tyre smoke and broken pieces.
Still just white noise to me .... blah blah blah etc.

I'm still not seeing your argument. Sorry. I don't understand where the gun analogy fits in either. Flooring a supercar can hardly be compared to firing a 7.62 assault rifle.

I still think an idiot is an idiot whatever they're driving.


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Re: Deadliest car in the world

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I still think an idiot is an idiot whatever they're driving.
Venture out on a bike and you will most certainly agree with the above.

TBH, the most dangerous cars are the ones whereby speed itself isn't the problem; its lack of attention/reaction or the ability to compute when behind the wheel.

Most accidents (per mile) occur in an urban environment, and where speeds are a whole lot lower.

There are very few cars out there that would be classed as true 'supercars', and insurance is a pretty good deterrent at preventing all but the most solvent of numbskulls from getting in the driver's seat of one.


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Re: Deadliest car in the world

Do you remember when the footballer Ian Wright spanked up his Ferrari? I know that road where it happened very well - typical long suburban residential road with short twisty bit on a steep rise. I use to use it on my 'circuit' whenever I adjusted my ignition timing and road tested my car afterwards. Regardless of the reasons given at the time I reckon he had given it a bit too much welly .. the road does encourage you to do that. Traction control or no traction control, it still doesn't stop you from being an A1 idiot.
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