Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 09:27:02 -0400 From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom> Subject: Re: Saab tires- class action???
hamish aggis wrote: > was only doing about 40 at the time on an unlimited road. it was dark and > raining at the time > > technical question? what speed would i have to drive in darkness to be able > to brake and stop to avoid hitting any object in front of me that comes into > view? > cant see further than the headlight let you see clearly so must be talking > about a 40 metre (if that ?) area in front. > 15mph? You answered your own question. What if some child wearing dark clothes was walking onto the road? Children don't always use the best judgment. What would you say to that child's parents about driving at a reasonable speed on a dark and rainy night? I worked in a hospital and got to see the parents' pain and the driver trying very hard to rationalize how it wasn't his fault - and getting no sympathy from anyone. . . Perhaps all drivers should volunteer to work a Saturday morning in a hospital emergency room - then they might be just a little more careful. Real life and real pain is different from the the TV documentaries. > > > logical extension to this question is what speed should you go round a > blind bend at? thats got to be even slower. Yes, again you answered your own question. How many times have you encountered a stopped car on a blind bend? I have enough times to know I should slow down so I can stop. Too bad the pickup truck behind me couldn't. I got a new hatchback on my 900 as a result. > > > like all things in life its risk/benefit analysis. > > and at least being in a saab you know you have an extra safety benefit on > your side. > > "Phil Born" <philbornnopsam.fsnojunknet.co.uk> wrote in message > news:ac6tc8$17q$1nopsamg1.svr.pol.co.uk... > > Perhaps you had a third choice. Maybe you could have driven at a speed > that > > would have allowed you to stop in the distance you can see to be clear, > thus > > avoiding both said pothole and 40-ton truck. Just a thought. > >