High Speed Golf Cart Kills Driver

June 13, 2010

Due to arbitrary and unconstitutional fuel mileage standards, federal regulations claims another victim:

PHOENIX – All lanes of a popular roadway out of the Valley have reopened after a deadly crash Friday.

According to the Department of Public Safety, both directions of U.S. 93 were blocked due to a 3-vehicle crash that occurred just before noon Friday.

DPS spokesman Robert Bailey said one person died at the scene.

Bailey said the accident happened at milepost 193 when a Toyota Camry, driven by 80-year-old Arthur Bridgeforth of Wickenburg, veered left of the center line striking a Smart Car traveling northbound head-on.

The driver of the Smart Car, 32-year-old Zane Horton of Glendale, died at the scene, Bailey said. A passenger in the vehicle, Jacqueline Horton, 34, suffered serious injuries and was air-lifted to a Valley hospital. Bailey said she is expected to be treated and released.

Don’t you think people would know to use golf carts only for their intended purpose on, well, you know, golf courses? They make lousy coffins.


Obama Clown Cars: Coffins On Wheels

May 19, 2009

What good is high gas mileage if you are dead?

Only a fool, who places no value on his own life, will drive around in one of these really dumb “smart cars”. IMHO, a car needs a minimum of 3500 lbs of weight to be safe in most crashes, a car about the size of a Honda Accord fits that minimum bill. Of course, this assumes high quality design, build and materials are used in the vehicle manufacture. You will note that the Honda Accord fared well, survivable, in the IIHS crash tests.

smallcarcrash

Instinctively people know this, small cars kill people. In crash after crash, one of the major survivability aspects is the weight(mass) of the vehicles involved. As speeds increase, mass becomes far more important in survivability. At normal USA highway speeds, in the event on an accident, these factors mean life or death. Sure you can design race cars that survive high speed crash, but at what cost per car? And yes, even then, drivers die for various reasons.

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