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Old 04-16-2002, 13:21   #1 (permalink)
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What happens to a VT hitting pole at 50???

go to http://board.performanceforums.com/f...?threadid=9890 and see what happens to crumpledores when they hit poles:)
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I still don't understand why people with modern cars keep their sheets in the glovebox and steering wheel.
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I dont understand why they didnt bounce off the pole un-damaged.... they WERE doing 50km/h.

The mind boggles.
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you can tell the car was owned by a chick! Hair tie around the gearstick!:)
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I dont understand why they didnt bounce off the pole un-damaged.... they WERE doing 50km/h.

The mind boggles.
Probably not a Victorian prang. The laws of physics are different here.
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christ, looking at the thread, it seems as though those airbags did more harm than good..


I hit a she-oak last year doing between 50-80km/h (cant trust the speedo when the wheels are on the threshold of locking up) And the most I got was a bit of bruising from the seatbelt and a stiff neck, which the chiropractor promptly fixed up.. All that talk about newer cars being safer just doesnt add up for me.

Oh yeah, it was still steerable too, and the motor was intact. Built Ford Tough!
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Oh yeah, it was still steerable too, and the motor was intact. Built Ford Tough!
I bet the tree lost as well .. those XD's are more brick-like than people think!!

Good to see you walked out pretty much unscathed!!!. Feel sorry for the VT driver tho!!
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Sorry but that is B.S. No car would crumple that badly at 50 clicks.

I have seen lots of accidents at all speeds and nothing except a tin can would do that at 50. They are talking shit.
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The thing about crashing into a pole is that all the impact energy has to be absorbed by a small area of the car's crumple zone - so it is equivalent to a much higher collision with, say, a brick wall.

For a more representative picture of a Commodore after a 64 km/h offset impact under controlled circumstances, NCAP information can be found below:

http://www.mynrma.com.au/motoring/ca...ommodore.shtml
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Lucky they found the hubcap.
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