Discussion in 'Events and Gatherings' started by PookieSoup, Dec 9, 2008.
Sorry to hear, hope everyone is okay.
I'm glad to hear that Wayne is OK. How is Mrs. G? I won't say what I think about this or I might have to ban myself I have never been rearended but two of my cars have been while my wife was driving. The first time was when my wife was waiting to turn left(in a dedicated left-turn lane) and the car behind her wanted to go straight through. She even had the nerve to cuss my wife out for being in her way.:eyebrow: The good part though was that my car drove away and the other one left on a flatbed totaled. My car only suffered a slightly wrinkled gas tank that had recently been sealed on the inside with flexible type of coating and, to this day, doesn't leak.
I haven't been rearended - yet - knock on wood. I've had a few close calls, though, usually involve soccer moms in SUV's or speeding semi's.
Wow, that's a hairy tale! Glad everyone's okay, and Honda isn't
too annoyed... it's become standard practice for me to try and
watch for that sort of thing coming, and flick the brake lights
off and on a couple of times to draw attention or even wail on
the yuppie-button if it looks like someone needs it. I know
that's saved my butt a couple of times already.
I can't wait until collision warnings and auto-braking based on
forward sensing becomes standard, because obviously the humans
have gotten too defective to handle doing it themselves.
The problem I've seen is that those systems can be turned off.
I saw a review in an auto-mag that said that the system in the RL was too sensitive . I've had the opportunity to experience these systems, more likely is the reviewer had no proper notion of acceptable following distances.
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