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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-03-02, 03:32 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone.

Just browsing through some web sites and came across this disturbing image. It is a crash site prepared by a NSW highway patrol officer.


Main site :

I only post this as it reminded me of my cousin who was killed in a XD Falcon a few years back. Unfortunately he took out two other people in a holden as well.

Makes ya think, we spend so much money on our cars yet can loose it all through one act of stupity! :dead:

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Jeepers, that website really shook me awake.
Maybe I shouldn't save up for that DEV5 kit.
I lost control of my car before, luckely I got away with it without
a scratch on me (and my younger brother).
I took him out one night and told him how perfectly sideways I
could take this corner. When I got up there I floored into this
corner went down the street fully accelerating, into another bend
and that's when I started snakeying and lotst control.
I slided sideways against the kerb, my front wheel was totally
collapsed bottom inwards. I was lucky it was a high kerb, and not
one of those kerbs that are on a diagonal, otherwise I would've
crashed into a stobeypole that was right in front of me.
I hate to picture the consequences of that happening.
Since then I've been taking things a lot easier.
The car I was driving was a ED Falcon (the one I still drive now)
and is really easy to lose control over on high speeds. It handles
like a boat.

All I can say is, try and think of the consequences before you pull
a silly stunt in your car . Accidents can happen to anybody,
anywhere and at any time. Don't consider yourself as an exception.

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Holy crap!!

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Don't worry about getting the Dev5 kit..worry about driving responsibly. A powerful car is not a worry unless you drive like a fool with it.
Ban Low Performance Drivers Not High Perfornce Cars is the saying I believe!
Closet I have come to being killed was being hit by a 6cyl cortina doing about 100kmh in a 100 zone..
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jeez...thats harsh stuff...why would someone keep this stuff on the homepage though?..what are these the accidents he has been to?? sue the families are wrapped about this!!

seems bloody weird to me

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I think it's good to be occasionally reminded that these horror scenarios are so common. I'd feel a thousand times safer pottering along like a granny in my EA Fairmont than being a passenger to a loony driver in a Mercedes S Class. As for a high performance car with limited safety in combination with an over-confident driver, it's a recipe for disaster.

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