It seems like the setup a dealership for a car that wouldn't be legal once they went to sell it, and they seem to indicate they can't afford the development costs to make it legal. It's a pretty enormous fuck-up, it reminds me of Virgin racing designing a car with a fuel tank not adequately sized.Sometimes I have the impression that you?re German, but then I remember even Germans have a sense of humor. They even smile occasionally.
i wouldnt call it a fuck up, i would call it an unexpected error maybe?It seems like the setup a dealership for a car that wouldn't be legal once they went to sell it, and they seem to indicate they can't afford the development costs to make it legal. It's a pretty enormous fuck-up, it reminds me of Virgin racing designing a car with a fuel tank not adequately sized.
Well fuck me, thanks for letting me know. Man, all the things I don't need to care about. The possibilities. Why did noone else tell me this? I thought this was a community.You guys can end the freakout over a hyper-expensive rich mans toy that none of you probably ever will be able to afford.
Sell it with no passenger seat at all. You don't need a passenger airbag.
It is by height here, and every time they raise this shit it pisses me off because I am not far from the line for booster seats.Oh I agree, it would be a disaster.
The law is the same here in the UK, a car is considered perfectly legal as long as it meets the standards and laws that were in place when it was built.
Just pointing out that the system as it stands is a bit silly. Surely it would be a better system if, say, a manufacturer of a new car was given benefits or an incentive to design a car with optimum safety designs and penalised otherwise, rather than being outright banned?
It seems silly to ban a car over something like child specific airbags, I mean surely it should be up to the consumer to choose whether they drive a safe car or not anyway? Fair enough, the government should do their best to ensure cars are as safe as possible, but at the end of the day why should the government decided how safely I can live my own life?
Looking it up the UK system has two things, either you are 4'4 feet tall or 12 years old, which ever comes first. If you are over 12 and a midget or whatever there is no legal requirement to have a booster seat.It is by height here, and every time they raise this shit it pisses me off because I am not far from the line for booster seats.
Hey government, here is an idea. Allow people to disable the damn things legally. I KNOW I am right on the freaking line for that and I would rather not be killed by an airbag because I could not disable it.
Holy Jesus Christ that is ugly!It also reminded me of the marvelous bumpers and headlights. Ugh.
The case of registration varies by state, and California will certainly set the bar as to how we will streamline our process, bill of materials, and emissions test to make it as easy as possible. The EPA regulations are a huge factor in the limited availability of custom vehicle registrations, and the Rally Fighter will become known as one of the most efficient rides under the "custom vehicle" umbrella; this will improve the custom registration process. Remember that SB 100 is more about bringing emissions compliant cars to market than anything else, and we will only build strictly emissions compliant vehicles.
We're not saying you won't have to wake up at the crack of dawn to stand in line in California to register your custom ride - but it will be doable. And if you care deeply about having a car you love, it will be worth it.
Safety will always be a primary priority, and with the Rally Fighter we have built a very safe vehicle. The Rally Fighter is designed and built with all of the EPA and FMVSS standards in mind- as will all of Local Motors vehicles. Until we break ground to reduce the expense of crash testing, our vehicles will be built and sold in this manner. In the meantime, if/when a Local Motors vehicle reaches a scale that merits the substantial cost of current federalization and crash testing processes, we are prepared to immediately meet expectations without an entire vehicle redesign.
Exactly right. Imagine how careful we'd all drive if, instead of being greeted with a big pillow when we crash, we get a big, sharp rod that flies up out of the steering wheel and impales you through the eye? I guarantee accident rates will drop significantly .I am aiming to buy a small, rusty 1970s saloon. It doesn't have airbags, the dashboard is a plank of wood, the crumple zones depend on how fat you are and it might not even have seatbelts... Nor does it have any legal reason to have any. I like to think the knowledge that if I fuck up my remains will be scooped from the car in a jam jar will make me a more cautious, sensible motorist.
I've never understood how they come up with the age number. 12 seems awfully old for a booster seat (that would have been 7th grade for me). Then again, I was 5'8" at 12 and would have long since passed that min height.Looking it up the UK system has two things, either you are 4'4 feet tall or 12 years old, which ever comes first.
Brits tend to be markedly smaller than Americans or many continental Euros. Has to do with their diet.I've never understood how they come up with the age number. 12 seems awfully old for a booster seat (that would have been 7th grade for me). Then again, I was 5'8" at 12 and would have long since passed that min height.