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#20687 of 21823 Re: Car Thief gets burned (literally) [ateixeira]
Nov 08, 2012 (12:28 pm)
Gentlemen, make your bets... who's gonna be sued.
I would say: the truck manufacturer (was it Toyota Tacoma?) and the owner of the stolen gas.
#20688 of 21823 Re: Car Thief gets burned (literally) [victor23]
Nov 08, 2012 (12:42 pm)
Or for the "evaporative emissions" failure.
Looked like a Ford to me? Older one.
#20689 of 21823 Re: Car Thief gets burned (literally) [ateixeira]
Nov 08, 2012 (1:06 pm)
Looked like a Ford to me?
Might well be F-150... Just shows us (again) how similar all vehicles became.
#20690 of 21823 Re: Car Thief gets burned (literally) [victor23]
Nov 08, 2012 (6:59 pm)
Yep, it's an F150 of '97 to... 02? vintage.
Nov 11, 2012 (8:50 am)
Below is an interesting IIHS web site.
IIHS State stats
So really, the only ones that REALLY matter are the states that one actually DRIVES in. So really it is FAR FAR FAR more safer to FAR FAR FAR more dangerous than the over all US statistics.
#20693 of 21823 Re: IIHS [ruking1]
Nov 11, 2012 (9:32 am)
I am surprised WA fares so well, but maybe not - as that data is fatalities and not crashes in general. The really stupid/inconsiderate don't seem to kill themselves or others, they just bend metal and reate headaches.
I spent over 8 hours on the road today, drove in 4 countries. Saw a few annoying things (slow yet aggressive women - I am talking to you, Belgium and Luxembourg), but nothing too clueless. Didn't notice a single phone yapper or a LLCer. Cruised at triple digit mph speeds for considerable periods of time and didn't spontaneously explode into a pile of smashed atoms, either.
#20694 of 21823 Re: IIHS [fintail]
Nov 11, 2012 (9:51 am)
We would hope you are having a great vacay !
#20695 of 21823 Re: IIHS [ruking1]
Nov 12, 2012 (9:31 am)
I bet DC didn't include all the drive by shootings in those numbers, else there's no way we'd be #1.
#20696 of 21823 Re: IIHS [ruking1]
Nov 12, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Thanks, and I am, even with my yearly cold and some luggage issues. The lack of slow idiots has helped. No LLCers, no phone yappers, no slow mergers, no right of way idiots...I can deal with this.
Took the big boat on some of the great narrow winding roads surrounding the Ring today - fun fun fun, like herding cats. It's a big car, and the posted limits are way higher than in the land of the lowest common denominator. Good times.