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Unread 08-20-2009, 08:23 PM   #16
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Well the tree should not have been standing there in the first place, every think about that? Glad to hear he is safe, im not sure how people fall asleep when driving, i always love drving and have the music up loud so it would be very hard for me to do that.
Find me a tree that moves (and the ones in chronicles of narnia or lord of the rings dont count).

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Unread 08-20-2009, 08:55 PM   #17
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Find me a tree that moves (and the ones in chronicles of narnia or lord of the rings dont count).
I was just playing man. And BTW it still says you own that 88 with the 350 it think it was in your profile.
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Unread 08-20-2009, 09:20 PM   #18
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It's totally unacceptable for the roof to buckle like it did. That accident was very close to being much worse.
Thats right, those auto manufacturers should build cars to take on trees better.
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Unread 08-21-2009, 07:40 AM   #19
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Thats right, those auto manufacturers should build cars to take on trees better.
Nah occupant safety isn't a very big deal. You're right. It's not like people run into trees every day.
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Unread 08-21-2009, 08:03 AM   #20
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Oh My! Glad he's ok! Where'd he crash? I worry soooo much about my kid driving. It just is unreal, you'd think I'd get better after a couple of years.....
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Unread 08-21-2009, 09:32 AM   #21
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Nah occupant safety isn't a very big deal. You're right. It's not like people run into trees every day.
Occupant safety isn't tested by running into poles (which does happen often)

They only test using blocks either stationary or attached to rail systems.

Designed to replicate a car (since we see more of them than trees).

The block evenly distributes the damage across the whole crumple zone.

All cars would fail if they smashed into a pole, especially if the Test Dummy was sleeping.
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Unread 08-24-2009, 03:45 PM   #22
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i guess i will be the first to ask.....when is he gettin his new jeep? glad he is ok
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Unread 08-24-2009, 10:39 PM   #23
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I'm glad he's okay. I've fallen asleep on highway 166 at like 1 am and woken up in the other lane. It's a damn scary experience, and I'm glad he's alright. I'm sorry that it happened, but I hope he's learned to be a bit more careful.
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Unread 08-30-2009, 01:51 PM   #24
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Darn trees! They tend to get in the way of everything!

Glad to hear he is okay. It's a hard lesson learned when it happens. BUT I bet next time he is tried when driving, he pulls over to take a quick nap. It's worth the short stop.
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Darn trees! They tend to get in the way of everything!

Glad to hear he is okay. It's a hard lesson learned when it happens. BUT I bet next time he is tried when driving, he pulls over to take a quick nap. It's worth the short stop.
My brother use to do that, he would pull over and nap then wake up and continue his way untill he fell asleep at the side of the road at like 3am and didnt wake up untill like 9am. He told me that he has fallen asleep at a red light and woke up with a car behind him at like 4am honking there horn. I would have a hard time falling asleep behind the wheel.
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It's totally unacceptable for the roof to buckle like it did. That accident was very close to being much worse.
The roof did not buckle due to the roll over. It buckled because of the hit on the left front of the vehicle and the energy of the impact being deflected up and OVER the passenger compartment instead of INTO the passenger compartment. It cracks me up seeing people who have no idea how collision theory and structural design's of modern vehicles work comment on how a car looks after an accident and stating it should have done better. Try this with an older car with a full frame and no structural safety elements built into it, the kid would still be in the hospital if he were lucky.

All modern vehicles are designed to deflect front or rear impact's up and over the passenger compartments, the suspension mounting area's are designed to deflect up, in this case the energy was so great it crushed the suspension mounting area, and the energy went through the a-pillar which was pushed up into the roof causing the roof to buckle like it did. Twenty years ago it would have pushed the dash/hinge pillar area into the driver injuring them.



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Occupant safety isn't tested by running into poles (which does happen often)

They only test using blocks either stationary or attached to rail systems.

Designed to replicate a car (since we see more of them than trees).

The block evenly distributes the damage across the whole crumple zone.

All cars would fail if they smashed into a pole, especially if the Test Dummy was sleeping.

YouTube - pole crash test

I spent the last two weeks at the insurance institute of highway safety in Arlington.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 03:16 AM   #27
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Amazing that he was ok and glad to hear it.

Now time to get that boy in a Jeep. Very hard to fall asleep driving in a Jeep, a bumpy ride will do everyone good
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