Good show on telly last night - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

The Pub For General Discussion

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2003, 16:49   #1 (permalink)
Ford Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 499
Thumbs up Good show on telly last night

Did anyone catch a show called SCU (Serious Crash Unit) last night? Its a kiwi show, accompanying actual crash investigations in the shaky isles.

The crash they looked at last night was when some young bloke rolled his hilux and died. The found a fault with the suspension (nut holding swaybar on was missing), but decided that this didn't cause the accident. They eventually worked out that because the section of road the crash happened on was unmarked due to incomplete roadworks, the driver hadn't seen the bend coming, panicked and steered to hard, causing a slide which turned into a roll over.

Its a good show if you're like my and you can't listen to phrases on the news like "vehicle went out of control" or "driver lost control" without asking questions like "how?" and "why?". Also good for debunking any notion that road accidents are so simple as to be attributable to a few simple causes.

check it out next week. Its on Saturday night at 8pm on 7
HO HO HO! is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-05-2003, 17:23   #2 (permalink)
Ford Appreciation Society
 
EBXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: ACT and loving it!
Age: 42
Posts: 3,666
Re: Good show on telly last night

I saw it as well - bit of an eye opener with the indents the wheels left in the road as the hilux rolled.
__________________
'67 Mustang V8 4sp... what fun to drive!
EBXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 00:34   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 27 00S 153 07E
Posts: 1,944
Re: Good show on telly last night

One of the better car shows, better than "Worlds Shittiest Drivers" and other crap like that. That one was interesting and didn't sensationalise anything.
__________________
"I married Miss Right. I just didn't know her first name was Always."
TopGhia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 02:12   #4 (permalink)
wanna be burn out king
 
460cixy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: canberra australia
Age: 34
Posts: 965
Re: Good show on telly last night

worlds shitest drivers has been canned i think the web page is gone and its no longer in the tellie guid
460cixy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 02:20   #5 (permalink)
Falcontastic.
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Bendigo,Victoria.
Age: 38
Posts: 6,039
Re: Good show on telly last night

I seen that show,I too found it to be very interesting,the way they delved into the accident to find a cause,the way they determine the cause's and the fact's is good,that wheel sure left a fine circle in the road,very interesting,a good watch.
__________________
AU II XR8
Herrod mod's,mmmn.
XW Wagon 221-2V,
Laser a maser.
galaxy xr8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 03:11   #6 (permalink)
3FB's Peter Pan!!!
 
XR6HP01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sydney
Age: 34
Posts: 777
Re: Good show on telly last night

Quote:
Originally Posted by 460cixy
worlds shitest drivers has been canned i think the web page is gone and its no longer in the tellie guid
I think the series finished. Not before its time though!
__________________
Insert Signature Here!!!
XR6HP01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 08:46   #7 (permalink)
Village Idiot
 
EFJase's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Perth, WA
Age: 30
Posts: 2,526
Re: Good show on telly last night

hmmm mite have to have a peek at this next week
__________________
TPC Mod/henchman
previous rides;
1st car EA Fairmont Ghia, extractors, exhaust
2nd EF GLi, 'custom' interior, extractors, exhuast
3rd EA Fairmont 5spd, low'd, extractors, exhuast, head
work, 3.45LSD, EL dash, interior+ El ECU
4th EB2 Fairmont, EL dash and interior, BBM, LSD etc etc
5th EB Fairmont Ghia 5L. All leather, lowered, exhaust etc
EFJase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 15:07   #8 (permalink)
Road Warrior
 
Maximus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Cruisin at the Speed Of Fright
Age: 35
Posts: 489
That show is great, but it has got me thinking.

The other accident on the show had a 23yo who had a heart attack whilst driving & luckily crashed into a doctors front yard.
The doctor kept him alive till the ambulance came.

How the hell can a 23yo have a heart attack.
I am 24 & am thinking about it.
__________________
She's the last of the V8's.........
She Sucks Nitro.........
Phase 4 Head, Twin Overhead Cam.......
600 Horsepower Through The Wheels.........
Christ!
She's Meanness Put To Music
and This Bitch Is Born To Run........

note:
Avatar pic taken at on a Public Road, not at Calder Park raceway.

Thanks Goran as I have pinched your Signature
Maximus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 22:43   #9 (permalink)
Veteran Ford Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Auckland - Also known as NZ
Age: 27
Posts: 2,588
Re: Good show on telly last night

The show is 4 (i think) episodes old here in NZ, so the series cant have finished! - Runs here on Thursday nites, 8pm i think. Why is that you aussies always get our good programs?! - Motorway Patrol, SCU, the PoliceStop....
puts99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2003, 22:53   #10 (permalink)
Cheerful Idiot
 
Ford Fanatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Slaving away at Uni
Age: 29
Posts: 1,614
Re: Good show on telly last night

If only they got Shortland Street... Lol!
Ford Fanatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > The Pub



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AU pics - show 'em how good an AU can look! JC-XR8 The Showroom 4532 05-01-2011 18:54
Coming-out party: J Mays' strong auto show is good news for Ford Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 02-05-2003 08:19
This Years Chicago Auto Show Strives to Dazzle Car Lovers Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 02-04-2003 20:18
Paris Show Spotlights Dozens of New-Model Introductions Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 09-25-2002 22:32
good night kiss stretch The Pub 2 06-14-2002 04:28

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 19:41.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.