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Old 01-16-2013, 06:33 PM   #1052
4TooMany
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Originally Posted by itsatdm View Post
Now if you will excuse me, I am going to take out the flashing temp light, seat belts, air bag, traction control, and abs on my wifes car, so she can learn to drive better.
Might actually work. This part especially:

"Peltzman concluded that while the standards had saved the lives of some vehicle occupants, they had also led to the deaths of pedestrians, cyclists and other non-occupants. John Adams of University College London studied the impact of seat belts and reached a similar conclusion, which he published in 1981: there was no overall decrease in highway fatalities."

In other words, those "features" of your wife's car make her more likely to kill a motorcyclist.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc...nd-Behave.html

Fascinating stuff.
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