Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 19:37:51 +0100
From: Senappi <bofhnopsamBLOXrocketmail.com>
Subject: Re: Incidental livestock


On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 00:58:38 +0000 (UTC), amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk (Andrew Stephenson) wrote: >ISTR Saab making a big thing of how moose bounce harmlessly off >their cars and how this is Good, especially for personal injury >and life expectancy. This weekend a BBC-tv programme discussed >the damage which deer do to cars in the UK (an amazing amount). >This made me wonder how often Saabs have saved occupants in the >parts of the world not infested by moose. Their North American >cousin, the elk, looks well constructed to do in a speeding car >and I can only guess at what sort of a mess a rhino or elephant >might make. Even cows, horses and camels could be a problem. No passengercar bounces moose of them.. In the typical car vs moose scenario, the body of the moose crashes down on the windshield crushing the car under it's massive weight. The A-pillars are not really able to handle such a force. A picture of an Opel that hit a moose: http://www.barnibil.se/english/safe.html

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