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Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:27 PM

Woman drives off 7th floor of parking garage...

She was treated at a hospital and released.

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Reply Woman drives off 7th floor of parking garage... (Original post)
Archae Aug 11 OP
eppur_se_muova Aug 11 #1
thesquanderer Aug 11 #5
Jim__ Aug 11 #2
Archae Aug 11 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 11 #6
tomhagen Aug 11 #4
BigmanPigman Aug 11 #7
ornotna Aug 12 #8

Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:49 PM

1. Air bag, I'm assuming.

Surely fatal without it.

Damn those pesky gubmint regulations !

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:19 PM

5. Not sure everyone needs to be protected from driving off the 7th floor of a parking garage!

Seat belts (far cheaper) were already required to be installed in cars. The problem is that we couldn't be sure people would use them. (Even automatic systems were being defeated.) Most lives saved with air bags would also be saved with seat belts, if people would use them. So then it is actually a worthwhile question to consider, how far the government should go to protect people from their own stupidity. Arguably, lots of people (those willing to strap their own seat belts) had to pay $500 or whatever for almost no benefit, except to protect people unwilling to strap their own belts. Then ironically, with the Takata disaster, many of the airbags didn't work properly anyway.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:53 PM

2. How did she drive off the 7th floor?

She drove through a guard rail?

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Response to Jim__ (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 04:58 PM

3. Through retaining wires, then bounced off a building on the opposite side of the alley.

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Response to Archae (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:01 PM

6. Ah, she's lucky she bounced off building. Absorbs energy. Full drop much much more lethal. . nt

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 06:13 PM

4. Watch Out for Falling Cars

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Aug 11, 2017, 07:15 PM

7. The person in the other car was damn lucky too!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Sat Aug 12, 2017, 12:40 AM

8. Henny Penny was right

The sky did fall.

She was very lucky.

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