Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 13:38:15 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <"johs"nospamfitter_spam _gets_fried.com>
Subject: Re: Which one of these cars are the safest, and which one shouldI get?


Mark Gerritsma wrote: > [...] > > Judging the traffic I'm in every morning, I actually wonder the opposite. > Seeing all these cars at 120+ km/h with more often than not less than 5m of > space between them, makes me wonder why it's doesn't go wrong more often. > > If an accident does occur it usualy involves a commercial van (like Peugeot > Partners, VW Transporters, Mercedes Sprinters), that underestimate their > reaction time and their decelleration rate. > > Tailgating is a big pest around here, but despite this the police only focus > on people exceeding the speed limit, because that generates much more money. > In fact our government has ordered the police to issue more fines. The tailgaters are probably the same who will speed. After all, tailgating suggests that they're not satisfied with the prevailing speed and wants to move faster. They usually get their way since nobody is keen on getting their car shortened. Then there are those who deliberately cuts across lanes millimeters in front of you, usually someone in a souped up car. Then there are also those, when overtaking at very fast differential speed, move as far as possible towards your lane to let you feel the whoosh. Just had one of those today. All this is immature bad driving that ought to be stamped out. BMW drivers usually annoy me the most, but then I stay calm and lets nothing affect my driving. I don't know those people, don't want to know them, hence no reason to impress them or otherwise.

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