Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 23:05:02 -0500
From: "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com>
Subject: Re: Incidental livestock


There aren't any moose in my area, but there are deer that wait behind trees and run out in front of passing cars. As a Saab owner, I can only hope that, now that moose are attacking Mazdas as well as Saabs, other large animals that dwell in the woods will begin to adopt the same tactics. tunaNOnopsamindra.com wrote: > > DH = davehinznopsamcop.net > > DH > From: > > http://www.saab.com/main/GLOBAL/en/pressreleases_archive.xml?id=9 > > (begin excerpt) > > "Another, more familiar Saab test is the moose crash test. In > > Sweden, an average of more than ten collisions between cars and > > moose occur every day. Since the early 1990s, Saab has therefore > > been running a crash test in its ordinary range of tests in > > which the car travelling at 70 km/h collides with a 380 kg moose > > dummy. Saab began developing the moose crash test together with > > the Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI) back in > > 1981 and is now evolving, still with the VTI, a new version of > > the 'moose'." > > (end excerpt) > > yeah, but do they test against flying moose? > > from today's news: > > 770-Pound Moose Lands on Car in Norway > > OSLO, Norway - Driving through southern Norway, Leo and Else > Henriksen admired the scenery, but not the 770-pound moose that > landed on their car. > > Collisions between cars and moose are fairly common in Norway, a > Nordic country of 4.5 million, but the large animals don't typically > fly out of the air. > > The moose struck the Henriksen's red Mazda 232 Sunday after it > apparently slid down a mountain and landed on the car's wind shield. > > "The hood was practically undamaged, but after destroying my > windshield, it rolled onto the roof and swept away the ski box," he > told The Associated Press. > > The moose didn't fare too well, either, coming to a stop on the > two-lane road a few miles south of Vatnestrom, 237 miles south of > the capital, Oslo. > > The animal was struck and killed by another car. > > "Something must have scared it," said Henriksen, a sailor on a > Norway-Denmark ferry. "The moose came down a hill behind a mountain, > and it came flying through the air." > > He and his wife suffered minor injuries, including cuts from broken > windshield. > > i only wish they had taken pictures so we could see how the car > fared. how did the A and B pillars hold up? would a saab have done > better than the mazda? inquiring minds want to know! > > kirk > (note trivial anti-spam hack)

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