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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #1 (permalink)
NoOption5L@aol.com
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Got Projectiles Inside Your Car?

Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:

--
There's a famous case about a guy in Wisconsin who was coming around a
curve and didn't see the ice on the road. There was hidden ice, black
ice. He skidded on the ice and hit a little tree on the side of the
road going 30 mph. He had his safety belt on, even a shoulder harness.
The man was killed by a box of Kleenex from the back-dashboard of his
vehicle. The point of the box severed his spine. If you took a box of
Kleenex, and shot it out of a cannon into the back of somebody's head,
it would kill them.

There was another case where a box of Sucrets killed a woman. The
little cough medicine in the metal box. She was killed by that box
hitting her in the head from the back-dashboard.

Anything you have on your back-dashboard, get rid of it! Those cans of
soda, eyeglasses, bowling balls on your back-dash, get rid of it! Can
you imagine getting killed by one of those bobbing head dogs that they
sell in the store? Everybody at your funeral will be bobbin' their
heads, and saying "That's how he died!"

Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
through the front windshield, it will go through your head.

--

Patrick
'93 Cobra

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Got Projectiles Inside Your Car?

Good point for all to consider.

I for one will not be leaving a Bull Mastiff on the back shelf of my
car. However, I will keep in mind the part about firing a box of
Kleenex from a cannon.... just in case our local militia group runs
out of ammo : )

I investigated an accident where a college girl returning home for the
holiday, took an off ramp a little too fast. The car, a Triumph, left
the ramp at low speed and kind of rolled up against a light pole. The
roof was crushed down even with the top of the doors, bearing the
indent of the metal pole. The driver was laying across the seats. Not
one piece of glass was broken, yet the young lady was deceased, having
suffered a very small impact mark on the side of her head.

Sometimes the simple things are what get you.

On 11 Jun 2005 14:51:30 -0700, NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:

>Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:
>
>--
>There's a famous case about a guy in Wisconsin who was coming around a
>curve and didn't see the ice on the road. There was hidden ice, black
>ice. He skidded on the ice and hit a little tree on the side of the
>road going 30 mph. He had his safety belt on, even a shoulder harness.
>The man was killed by a box of Kleenex from the back-dashboard of his
>vehicle. The point of the box severed his spine. If you took a box of
>Kleenex, and shot it out of a cannon into the back of somebody's head,
>it would kill them.
>
>There was another case where a box of Sucrets killed a woman. The
>little cough medicine in the metal box. She was killed by that box
>hitting her in the head from the back-dashboard.
>
>Anything you have on your back-dashboard, get rid of it! Those cans of
>soda, eyeglasses, bowling balls on your back-dash, get rid of it! Can
>you imagine getting killed by one of those bobbing head dogs that they
>sell in the store? Everybody at your funeral will be bobbin' their
>heads, and saying "That's how he died!"
>
>Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
>back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
>through the front windshield, it will go through your head.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Got Projectiles Inside Your Car?

<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1118526690.232371.150050@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:
>
> Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
> back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
> through the front windshield, it will go through your head.
>
> --
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>

I call bullshit. If that were the case, any stone thrown up in front of a
car moving at 60+ mph would go right through. We'd be replacing windshields
every day of the week.
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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #4 (permalink)
Mike R
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Re: Got Projectiles Inside Your Car?

In article <1118526690.232371.150050@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com>,
NoOption5L@aol.com wrote:

> Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:
>
> --
> There's a famous case about a guy in Wisconsin who was coming around a
> curve and didn't see the ice on the road. There was hidden ice, black
> ice. He skidded on the ice and hit a little tree on the side of the
> road going 30 mph. He had his safety belt on, even a shoulder harness.
> The man was killed by a box of Kleenex from the back-dashboard of his
> vehicle. The point of the box severed his spine. If you took a box of
> Kleenex, and shot it out of a cannon into the back of somebody's head,
> it would kill them.
>
> There was another case where a box of Sucrets killed a woman. The
> little cough medicine in the metal box. She was killed by that box
> hitting her in the head from the back-dashboard.
>
> Anything you have on your back-dashboard, get rid of it! Those cans of
> soda, eyeglasses, bowling balls on your back-dash, get rid of it! Can
> you imagine getting killed by one of those bobbing head dogs that they
> sell in the store? Everybody at your funeral will be bobbin' their
> heads, and saying "That's how he died!"
>
> Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
> back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
> through the front windshield, it will go through your head.
>
> --
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra


This is why the crash test done on the considered optional SSS (Super
Sound System) never made production in our 93s. Conducted tests concluded
the subwoofer enclosure could potentially go airborne. Think about that
one...

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Got Projectiles Inside Your Car?

This may be an exaggeration, however, loose items on a back shelf
remain at the same speed the vehicle was traveling if it suddenly
comes to a stop.... Think of the crash test dummy. It does not stay
sitting upright when the vehicle hits something...

Granted, the winds are considerably higher, but straw can be driven
deep into a telephone pole as light as it is. Then consider that a
small caliber round like a 9mm penetrates more easily than a large
caliber like a .45. The .45 induces more "blunt force trauma".
So, it would seem "possible" that a ball point pen shaped like a
missile might penetrate more easily than a box of Kleenex...

Not saying it does or doesn't, but I would think it's possible. I've
seen some mighty strange things at accident scenes. Things which don't
seem like they should be, but they obviously are.

Objects in motion tend to stay in motion unless acted upon by some
other force.

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 18:22:04 -0400, "Jafo" <jafo551@yahoo.NOSPAM.ca>
wrote:

><NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
>news:1118526690.232371.150050@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>> Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:
>>
>> Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
>> back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
>> through the front windshield, it will go through your head.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Patrick
>> '93 Cobra
>>

>I call bullshit. If that were the case, any stone thrown up in front of a
>car moving at 60+ mph would go right through. We'd be replacing windshields
>every day of the week.
>-
>Jafo
>'02 GT Black
>Not eggzackly stock.
>


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #6 (permalink)
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<NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
news:1118526690.232371.150050@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:
>
> --
> There's a famous case about a guy in Wisconsin who was coming around a
> curve and didn't see the ice on the road. There was hidden ice, black
> ice. He skidded on the ice and hit a little tree on the side of the
> road going 30 mph. He had his safety belt on, even a shoulder harness.
> The man was killed by a box of Kleenex from the back-dashboard of his
> vehicle. The point of the box severed his spine. If you took a box of
> Kleenex, and shot it out of a cannon into the back of somebody's head,
> it would kill them.
>
> There was another case where a box of Sucrets killed a woman. The
> little cough medicine in the metal box. She was killed by that box
> hitting her in the head from the back-dashboard.
>
> Anything you have on your back-dashboard, get rid of it! Those cans of
> soda, eyeglasses, bowling balls on your back-dash, get rid of it! Can
> you imagine getting killed by one of those bobbing head dogs that they
> sell in the store? Everybody at your funeral will be bobbin' their
> heads, and saying "That's how he died!"
>
> Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
> back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
> through the front windshield, it will go through your head.
>
> --
>
> Patrick
> '93 Cobra
>


An old movie cowboy named Tom Mix was killed when his car went into a ditch
North of Tucson. Rumors had it that he was killed by a bag of coins he had
on the rear package shelf. (That's right above the back of the rear seat for
you youngsters:) Most likely a bunch of BS.

Al


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Got Projectiles Inside Your Car?

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 14:51:30 -0700, NoOption5L rearranged some electrons
to form:

> Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:
>
> --
> There's a famous case about a guy in Wisconsin who was coming around a
> curve and didn't see the ice on the road. There was hidden ice, black
> ice. He skidded on the ice and hit a little tree on the side of the
> road going 30 mph. He had his safety belt on, even a shoulder harness.
> The man was killed by a box of Kleenex from the back-dashboard of his
> vehicle. The point of the box severed his spine. If you took a box of
> Kleenex, and shot it out of a cannon into the back of somebody's head,
> it would kill them.
>
> There was another case where a box of Sucrets killed a woman. The
> little cough medicine in the metal box. She was killed by that box
> hitting her in the head from the back-dashboard.
>
> Anything you have on your back-dashboard, get rid of it! Those cans of
> soda, eyeglasses, bowling balls on your back-dash, get rid of it! Can
> you imagine getting killed by one of those bobbing head dogs that they
> sell in the store? Everybody at your funeral will be bobbin' their
> heads, and saying "That's how he died!"
>
> Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
> back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
> through the front windshield, it will go through your head.


Urban legend.


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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #8 (permalink)
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David M wrote:
> On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 14:51:30 -0700, NoOption5L rearranged some electrons
> to form:


> > Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:


> > --
> > There's a famous case about a guy in Wisconsin who was coming around a
> > curve and didn't see the ice on the road. There was hidden ice, black
> > ice. He skidded on the ice and hit a little tree on the side of the
> > road going 30 mph. He had his safety belt on, even a shoulder harness.
> > The man was killed by a box of Kleenex from the back-dashboard of his
> > vehicle. The point of the box severed his spine. If you took a box of
> > Kleenex, and shot it out of a cannon into the back of somebody's head,
> > it would kill them.


> > There was another case where a box of Sucrets killed a woman. The
> > little cough medicine in the metal box. She was killed by that box
> > hitting her in the head from the back-dashboard.


> > Anything you have on your back-dashboard, get rid of it! Those cans of
> > soda, eyeglasses, bowling balls on your back-dash, get rid of it! Can
> > you imagine getting killed by one of those bobbing head dogs that they
> > sell in the store? Everybody at your funeral will be bobbin' their
> > heads, and saying "That's how he died!"


> > Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
> > back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
> > through the front windshield, it will go through your head.


> Urban legend.


David M,

I would guess that too. However, know that this clip of information
was taken from a state-sponsored Florida driving school.

Patrick
'93 Cobra

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #9 (permalink)
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I call BS on the box of tissues. I know, LEt's call Mythbusters. :)~

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> <NoOption5L@aol.com> wrote in message
> news:1118526690.232371.150050@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
>> Thought this clip was interesting enough to share:
>>
>> --
>> There's a famous case about a guy in Wisconsin who was coming around a
>> curve and didn't see the ice on the road. There was hidden ice, black
>> ice. He skidded on the ice and hit a little tree on the side of the
>> road going 30 mph. He had his safety belt on, even a shoulder harness.
>> The man was killed by a box of Kleenex from the back-dashboard of his
>> vehicle. The point of the box severed his spine. If you took a box of
>> Kleenex, and shot it out of a cannon into the back of somebody's head,
>> it would kill them.
>>
>> There was another case where a box of Sucrets killed a woman. The
>> little cough medicine in the metal box. She was killed by that box
>> hitting her in the head from the back-dashboard.
>>
>> Anything you have on your back-dashboard, get rid of it! Those cans of
>> soda, eyeglasses, bowling balls on your back-dash, get rid of it! Can
>> you imagine getting killed by one of those bobbing head dogs that they
>> sell in the store? Everybody at your funeral will be bobbin' their
>> heads, and saying "That's how he died!"
>>
>> Police say that in crashes of 60 mph, an ink pen from the
>> back-dashboard will go through the front windshield. If a pen can go
>> through the front windshield, it will go through your head.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Patrick
>> '93 Cobra
>>

>
> An old movie cowboy named Tom Mix was killed when his car went into a
> ditch North of Tucson. Rumors had it that he was killed by a bag of coins
> he had on the rear package shelf. (That's right above the back of the rear
> seat for you youngsters:) Most likely a bunch of BS.
>
> Al
>



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Old 06-14-2005, 00:21   #10 (permalink)
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Go for it. You might also check www.snopes.com

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005 18:26:38 -0700, "Mark C."
<mustango656@comcast.net> wrote:

>I call BS on the box of tissues. I know, LEt's call Mythbusters. :)~
>
>--
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