Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 13:21:36 -0400
From: Dexter J <>
Subject: Re: Incidental livestock

Salutations: wrote: > > DH = > > DH > From: > > > > (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 A-HA! Thanks - I was wondering if Euro-Moose (in relation to crash test data) where slightly smaller than their Canadian counterparts and they apparently are.. It is not uncommon to see older ones here in excess of 1,100 pounds.. > > "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." Whilst a - really - funny idea (I wonder just what the terminal velocity of a moose might be - chickens apparently explode above 420 mph) - it is more likely the animal was jumping out from side of the road, perhaps off a ledge.. They are mighty and dignified animals, but not all that bright really.. > > 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! > You know - given the size of the Mazda - it is possible they clipped it below the knees and it simply fell over on the roof and windshield.. > kirk > (note trivial anti-spam hack) -- J Dexter - webmaster - all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - Real Audio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Bill Monroe - Blue Moon of Kentucky

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