Zigzagging: Most Dangerous Driving

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by donquijote1954, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. donquijote1954

    speedyspic Guest

    No, it's because most truck drivers really are myopic cunts with half
    a brain.
    speedyspic, Aug 8, 2007
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  2. donquijote1954

    J. Clarke Guest

    Enlighten you? You're the one who is unwilling to entertain the notion
    that Congress may be influenced by any means other than bribery. So by
    your reasoning, either somebody paid Congress off to pass CAFE or CAFE
    wasn't passed. CAFE was passed, so by your logic somebody must have
    paid Congress to do it. So who was it?
    J. Clarke, Aug 8, 2007
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  3. donquijote1954

    platypus Guest

    Also, in many places in Europe, there's only 2 lanes. In or out, and watch
    for the Mercs whistling up behind you at 240kph...
    platypus, Aug 8, 2007
  4. donquijote1954

    Nate Nagel Guest

    Nate Nagel, Aug 9, 2007
    donquijote1954, Aug 9, 2007
  6. Oh, I'm sure that whoever made the law made the loop, and the SUVs get
    off the CAFE hook through that same loop. "CAFE only applies to cars,
    so SUVs, which are trucks, are exempt." Are you naive enough for that?
    Santa is coming to town...

    "SUVs are classified as light trucks for the purpose of emissions
    requirements, CAFE standards and safety standards. These standards in
    all areas are less stringent than for vehicles classified as passenger

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    donquijote1954, Aug 9, 2007
  7. You mean there's no place for the slow in Europe? In civilized places
    there's place for the fast and the slow. Just use different lanes.
    donquijote1954, Aug 9, 2007
  8. donquijote1954

    J. Clarke Guest

    Now why do you think that trucks were exempt?
    And your point is?
    J. Clarke, Aug 9, 2007
  9. donquijote1954

    Nate Nagel Guest

    SUVs weren't popular at all except among sportsmen and others needing
    the capabilities of a light truck until well after CAFE was implemented.
    I think it was more an unintended consequences kind of thing - once
    the full-sized sedan was no longer available, and the Joneses needed
    something to tow their boat trailer, well their options were a pickup
    truck or an SUV and the SUV had a back seat so...

    Nate Nagel, Aug 9, 2007
  10. And at the same time SUVs got away with no safety features, European
    imports were kept out of the market because they didn't have those
    safety features. You can't even bring a Renault, say, into America.
    COINCIDENCE? To me, that's what anyone trying to keep a MONOPOLY would
    do. Then you go out and pay the lawyers... See-what-I-mean?
    donquijote1954, Aug 9, 2007
  11. Because they were good for GM, and what is good for GM... (it's good
    for the country, so the saying goes)
    donquijote1954, Aug 9, 2007
  12. I have the same perspective, but the small percentage of drivers
    attractive enough to ride at aren't worth the safety afforded by the
    metal around me.
    Murderous Speeding Drunken Distracted Driver (Hect, Aug 9, 2007
  13. donquijote1954

    BrianNZ Guest

    I think someone else said it earlier......it's not all about safety! :)
    BrianNZ, Aug 9, 2007
  14. donquijote1954

    J. Clarke Guest

    If you think the US auto manufacturers _wanted_ the safety regs to be
    enacted, you weren't _there_. They fought against them with every
    resource at their disposal and had them crammed down their throats
    whether they wanted them or not.

    In any case, CAFE came ten years after the safety laws, and the Japanese
    and Germans and Swedes never had a bit of trouble meeting the safety
    standards. It was the French and British and Italians that couldn't or
    wouldn't comply with them.
    J. Clarke, Aug 9, 2007
  15. donquijote1954

    J. Clarke Guest

    Try again. Hint--18-wheelers are "trucks" too.
    Please provide a list of these lies and the associated videotapes.

    Why am I bothering? You're clearly yet another netloon who has not a
    clue what he's on about.
    J. Clarke, Aug 9, 2007
  16. Oh, I understand that. It's just that when the potential returns are
    so slim, it's not worth the greater risk.

    Of course, if your standards are lower, your mileage will be greatly
    increased. :)
    Murderous Speeding Drunken Distracted Driver (Hect, Aug 9, 2007
  17. donquijote1954

    BrianNZ Guest

    Ha! I laugh in the face of risk.......

    You have no idea how low! I'd tag a woman that looked like me!! (but I'd
    understand if she had smaller tits....)
    BrianNZ, Aug 9, 2007
  18. I've done that before. Sometimes it's laughed back, pretty hard. :)

    My main two criteria are (1) She can't outweigh me & (2) She can't
    outrun me. Option #2 is very important because some of those
    quick-runnin' gals can get rather clingy. :-/
    Murderous Speeding Drunken Distracted Driver (Hect, Aug 9, 2007
  19. donquijote1954

    BrianNZ Guest

    Murderous Speeding Drunken Distracted Driver (Hector Goldstein) wrote:

    Oh yes!....and his sense of humor isn't very nice!

    I'll modify my statement to "I snicker behind the back of risk".

    Option 1. should be simple enough for me (who ate all the pies!?). But
    Option 2 wouldn't work. Risk laughed back at me and gave me a dodgey
    leg. The orthopedic boot (real sexy!) and the fast limp means I can only
    go for the s l o w ones. I'd be hopeless as a rapist....the cops would
    find me asleep within a 2 minute walking radius.
    BrianNZ, Aug 9, 2007
  20. You really love "Big Brother," don't you? At the same he kept out the
    efficient European imports (not the ones for the elites anyway) on the
    basis of, say, not having a safety beam on the doors, he turned a
    blind eye to SUVs which were in obvious violation of any safety
    standard (for example, the bumpers).

    So that's how the obsolete and stupid came to dominate the small and
    smart on these Darwinistic roads...
    donquijote1954, Aug 9, 2007
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