rides with Rebecca Black.. in the back
- Jun 18, 2004
- Orange California
Any vehicle is a huge danger if the driver is an idiot, which means I'm fucked, I live in Missouri, USA. I swear we need a sign when entering this state "Caution, retarded drivers ahead."Greatgraddage said:The swerve problem is not much of an issue any more. It also affects other cars, such as an A class. Ban them too?
And the weight in a crash issue, did you see 5th gears (highly biased and shit) crash test? The suv came off worse. The ground clearence issue works the other way as well, the super car will force the other car up more, possibly inducing a roll. The people can't handle the car argument applies to anything, even to lorrys, which will do more damage than an suv. Lets ban lorrys as well.
Why do people eat chocolate biscuits? Normal biscuits do the same job and arn't as bad for you. Lets ban chocolate biscuits.
And so on.
Simply put, I feel safer on the road with a bunch of idiots in corvette's to scared to hit the loud pedal, then a bunch of ignorants blissfully driving Full Size Trucks/SUV's.
While all cars can be rolled/crashed or whatever, a low and wide sports car is less likely too, an SUV might not only because of electronics that are trying to fight the laws of physics. I've seen people on several occasions get on 2 wheels in various SUV's that on the same corner at higher speeds will stay perfectly stable in a sports car.
Sports cars being about doing things quickly tend to have better brakes on them, and atleast a little time invested on making them handle properly. Due to this, most people who would push their SUV's to the limit, aren't close to it on the sports car (with some exceptions of course). This can induce a sense of false confidence and cause even more trouble.
SUV drivers think they are safe (when infact they aren't), and drive like assholes because of it. I see plenty of sports car drivers being asswhipes, but there are far fewer sports cars on the road.
Even those who are off-road enthusiasts, tend to revert to idiot driver mode when they are just cruising on the highway. Anyone I know that drive's a sports car, tends to be a more attentive driver.
Perhaps Fifth gear should test a crash at 85mph, a corvette and a small light weight car, such as an 80's Nissan Sunny or Sentra. Then do the same with a full size Chevy, or a Ford Expedition. I bet in either case, the nissan driver would be fucked, but the damage from the SUV would be worse.