Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 10:54:47 -0600
From: Christian M. Mericle <>
Subject: Re: cupholders

On Fri, 22 Apr 2005 17:59:00 -0400, ma_twain <> wrote: >Christian M. Mericle wrote: > >> I think keeping a briefcase in the back of my 900 would be pretty >> dangerous in a wreck as it might fly forward into the back of head. I >> would opt to put it in the front passenger seat (if I am alone) and >> even seatbelt it in for added safety. >> >> -- Christian >> > >Do you have the rear seat folded down? By back, I meant the "trunk" or >"boot" part of the car. If the rear seat is up, it would take a >considerable accident for a briefcase to penetrate the rear seat back. I do have the rear seat up but don't have a cargo shelf in the hatchback so it would be easy for something to fly over the top of the back (and then the front) seat in the event of an accident. -- Christian >> On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 22:18:46 -0400, ma_twain <> >> wrote: >> >> >>>Just a general warning to those keeping cell phones and other objects in >>>cup holders, as well as sitting on the seat. If you have the bad luck >>>of being in an accident, loose objects (cell phone in cupholder)have >>>killed the otherwise safely restrainted (by seatbelt/airbag) occupants. >>> Keep loose objects to a minimum. Put the brief cases and laptops in >>>the trunk. Keep the cell phone in the belt clip or brief case. However, >>>a paper cup of coffee flying around the inside of a car in an accident >>>would probably cause only minimal bodily harm. A full metal coffee >>>travel tumbler would really hurt. >>> >>> >>>Walt Kienzle wrote: >>> >>> >>>>I use a cupholder to enable me to keep both hands on the wheel as I bring a >>>>drink back to work safely in a cupholder. No drinking is done while >>>>driving. That is only done before or after the auto trip. How would I do >>>>that if I didn't have a cupholder? Buying overpriced drinks I don't care >>>>for from the company vending machine is not a good alternative. I also >>>>carry my mobile phone with me in the car. I don't use that while driving >>>>either. Some people install a special holder in their cars for their >>>>phones. >>>> >>>>...just another opinion and point of view. >>>> >>>>Walt Kienzle >>>>1991 9000T >>>> >>>>"ma_twain" <> wrote in message >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>>>Laura K wrote: >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>>>>This place has a couple of options. >>>>>> >>>>>>I've never ordered from them, so can't recommend them, but that cupholder >>>>>>does look interesting. I like to keep a bottle of water handy, especially >>>>>>in the summer. >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>Just my personal preference, but I like to keep two hands on the steering >>>>>wheel while driving except when shifting gears. So, I have no need for a >>>>>cup holder in my Saabs. When I drive, I drive - when I drink I drink :-) >>>>>and the two don't mix, even it it is just water. Also - I don't use my >>>>>cell phone. I let voice mail take the calls. Save Darfur -- World Vision (Darfur) -- ICC (Sudan) --

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