Discussion in 'Events and Gatherings' started by PookieSoup, Dec 9, 2008.
The only time I have been rear-ended was when sitting still for a stop light.
The driver that hit me "got distracted" and looked up to see my Ranger too close for stopping. I got hit at about 35mph (damaged the truck a bit, but made the other vehicle undrivable since the front bumper was mashed into the driver's side tire).
Luckily I wasn't very close to the car in front of me. Otherwise it would have been a three car mess.
I take that back... I have been rear-ended twice (any way to change my vote?).
The other time I was stopped at a stop sign.
Note "1" will will still be in italics, even though your vote is now "2"
I changed it just before you did - effectively giving him two votes...please change it back before the Feds target me for corruption charges.
This is awful!! Just got back from four hours on the interstate this morning, watching people use the slow vehicle lanes on the uphills as ultra high speed passing lanes. Idiots!
From the length of the thread I thought it was something that happened weeks ago, not within the past 24 hours!
Hopefully everyone is OK, without neck damage.
We should all pitch in and get Wayne a hybrid NERF car, flourescent "green" and spongy. You could even shape it like a football for aerodynamics. Use it at ballgames, in parades, the beach, in the ocean, while at truckstops asleep and even at intersections. - Dale
Actually I think you're on to something. Instead of having to fight with all the manual areomodding, someone could set up shop forming foam shells for cars, with openings for the doors and mirrors, and all the other hinged openings on the car, they'd have the perfect areo shape and a nice camback or boattail then you could go to your local body shop and have them clad the foam with sheet metal and paint it back to normal.
What would we need to launch such a venture?
umm, sheet aluminum or carbon fiber/ fiber glass like a paper machet
I wouldn't want a metal shell, this way you bounce instead of dent. Just the Nerfy goodness. Imagine all the cars that could have been floating around the Gulf Coast of Louisiana when Katrina came through. No water damage, just leave them out in the sun and they dry out.
Of course in the chance of a roll over..... down a hill.... into a junkyard... full of guard dogs who like chew toys... :eyebrow: maybe nerf is not so good. Kong car with a peanut butter inside....no that's not good either...
Ok, a car with a white-out paint job so that when you make a "mistake" you can just go through your desk drawer, find a bottle and correct it. - Dale
The nerf material is good, just not very resilient, it tends to chunk off. That's why I thought to clad it with a weatherproof material. Maybe a good sealant material like found on some of the nerf footballs, but it wouldn't be terribly easy to repair, unless new nerf material can be injected and cured then coated.
Wrap it in clear plastic and leave the price tag on it.....?
Well I certainly hope all the Pepsi cans inside the trunk are ok!
The beer cans you mean?
Oh wait Auston wasnt there, nvm.
Better delete the accident threads before asking Toyota for any review vehicles!
Oh good grief!! I sure hope that Wayne and Mrs. are OK. I'll say a prayer or 2 for them. It's awfully hard to avoid something like this: with the offending vehicle coming in at 20+ speed differential and likely nowhere for you to dodge out of the way...
I've been rear-ended twice, once in a Volvo by a hit & run Chevy, I had just hit the brakes hard (60-10mph) on the Kennedy to avoid an accident that just took place in front of me and was just starting to go around when I got slammed by the Chevy still probably doing about 55-60 - The Volvo did its job, it crumpled almost all the way to the rear window. The doors still worked, the headrests worked, and we were fine.
The other time was while I was standing still, and a woman just took her foot off the brake and calmly idled right into my bumper... did nothing to the truck, but sure messed up her car.
Slowhands - that second one made me laugh.
I don't check the site for 1 day and I come back to this. What a bummer
Sorry to hear about the accident and I hope everyone is ok.
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