Date: 14 May 2002 18:55:57 GMT From: davehinznopsamcop.net Subject: Re: Saab tires- class action???
Someone who looks an awful lot like Goran Larsson <hohnopsamlid.invalid> wrote: > Can someone explain why Saab should pay drivers that drive into > potholes? Thank you. I was wondering the same thing. > Shouldn't the drivers take responsibility for their own > actions or perhaps the entity responsible for the road should pay > if the read wasn't kept up to standards? Seems to me it's a result of a decision-making process. You decided to buy low-profile tires/rims. You decided to live in that location, you decided to drive on that road. You decided to allow your government to let the roads deteriorate - either directly, or through inaction. Saab is no more liable for your government's failure to maintain the roads, than is the tire manufacturer, the folks who distilled the gasoline for the car, or the people who change the lightbulbs on the roadsigns. If the roads where you live are substandard, get the politicians to fix that, or get a new batch of politicians. Suing the manufacturer of the car that you drove into a road defect is the wrong way to do it; it increases my cost to purchase, because your roads are bad. Dave Hinz