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Old 10-21-2008, 04:53 AM   #1
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It may be a tiny car...

But damn those toyota engineers did something right when they were planning for safety.

Interesting article:

http://gas2.org/2008/10/21/are-tiny-...saved-my-life/
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:05 AM   #2
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Thats nasty , good to see he walked away from it though.
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Old 10-21-2008, 05:15 AM   #3
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It's all about the crumple zones.... Better see the car absorb all the energy and get really messed up, than your head...
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:03 AM   #4
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That's quite a picture of your accident. So glad you were able to walk away.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:57 AM   #5
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It's wonderful you came through the accident without any major problems. Thanks for sharing with us. Personally, I'm sharing this with my insurance company.

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Old 10-21-2008, 09:39 AM   #6
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Don't think it was PaidTimeOff that got into that accident, it's just an article he found.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:13 AM   #7
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im glad to see that these cars can take a beating.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:28 AM   #8
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Wow. I posted a link to this on www.subcompactculture.com, too. Thanks for the link!
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:05 PM   #9
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http://www.gladwell.com/2004/2004_01_12_a_suv.html

This is a great read on the "safety" of SUVs..

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Good find...I never really though about the psychological aspects of people's buying habits, but I always practice driving defensively regardless of the size of the vehicle I am driving.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:44 PM   #10
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Some of the biggest complaints I have heard about the Yaris is what Happens in an accident. People still justifing owning a SUV.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:47 PM   #11
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Of course airbags and seat belts might make you safer but sometimes they do just as much damage. No matter the crash test rating of a car I think a big part of it is going to come down to luck.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:12 PM   #12
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If I was that person I would spend some time in church. I imagine it was a wild ride.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:51 PM   #13
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i had a family member roll a van over 3 times and had no seat belt on and all that happened was some bruised arms and legs and a pulled muscle in arm. didnt even leave the drivers seat. alot of a wreck is luck and how it happens exactly.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:21 AM   #14
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It's great that you're in one piece. I'll feel a little safer now in the sea of trucks I drive through during my morning drive.
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:32 AM   #15
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Just to clarify, the article's not about me. Just found it and thought I'd share it with yw :)
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:34 PM   #16
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The second article (about the psychology of safety) reminds me of a story. A classmate of mine from high school is one of the worst drivers you could ever want to lay eyes upon. Immediately after she got her license, her parents spent about $15k buying her a fairly low mileage Ford Explorer, "for safety." It wasn't two weeks that she rolled that thing onto it's roof, totaling it in the process. A few weeks later she had sprung $500 for a 1989 VW Golf. Despite a burned out clutch, as far as I know it is still going....5 years later.
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Old 10-22-2008, 05:51 PM   #17
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Luck or Religion, there was van rollover next to my old place where the van ran a red light, hit a car fliped a couple times covering 30ft going through a steel fence at the mexican resturant. The guy got out of the upside down van holding the cross that was around his neck.
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