another letter writer solves the road toll problem
i believed the pollie who decided to ban car ads had solved all our road toll problems. i have read these sort of letters in the paper, and if all these people, and pollie agree, then it must be right. but there was something missing...well here it is...
in todays west australian...a letter writer had dealings with the mother of a 17 year old who had killed themselves behind the wheel. the writer was a claims processor for an insurance company. truly, i have had to deal with grieving relatives in th epast, and it is no fun. to have to deal with this poor woman must have been awful.
but the writer then uses all of their experience and knoledge gained from their line of work to suggest...imposing limits on younger drivers as to the size of their engine. 2 litres and no turbos.
the poor kid who killed himself was driving a 5 litre v8 and crashed at 150 kmh.
problem i see here is this...just about any car is capable of doing 150. some take longer to get there than others, but most will do it. shit, my old escort used to often see that speed and then keep going. when you hit somethign at that speed, it really doesnt matter what your engine size is, and to be honest, i would rather be in a large car than a small one...a slightly better chance of surviving.
i truly hope this doesnt escalate...it wont be long before some dolt works out what i have pointed out above and then decides that 100 or 110 is the speed that all cars should be limited to. after all, that is the limit in most of the country. never mind overtaking on country roads when there is limited space etc...what are you in a hurry for anyway?
You wash your car like it was your firstborn child, you tend to its needs like it was your own body, you protect it like it's your family, then you drive it like you stole it.
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