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Old 07-11-2019, 07:16 PM   #21
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Yes. What's something more important than not dying in your vehicle?

Its awesome for many reasons, but thats #1 on my list.

40,000 auto deaths annually. Something to think about. I also eat healthy. I have taken over 10,000 steps 103 days in a row and counting. Anything else I can do to avoid the grim reaper sounds like a smart way to live.
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Yes. What's something more important than not dying in your vehicle?

Its awesome for many reasons, but thats #1 on my list.
Maybe not so safe on "auto pilot"

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The National Transportation Safety Board issued preliminary findings from its investigation of the March 1 crash in Delray Beach that killed 50-year-old Jeremy Beren Banner, who died after his 2018 Model 3 hit a semi-truck that crossed his path on Florida State Highway 441 in early morning traffic. The Tesla, travelling at 68 miles per hour on a section of highway with a posted speed limit of 55 mph, slammed into the side of the truck’s trailer, shearing the Tesla’s roof off. The truck driver was unharmed.
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Yes. What's something more important than not dying in your vehicle?

Its awesome for many reasons, but thats #1 on my list.
Okay. Maybe you are the one who bought a Tesla for the safety.

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Anything else I can do to avoid the grim reaper sounds like a smart way to live.
You could stay home and avoid all driving. That's far safer.
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40,000 auto deaths annually. Something to think about.
If you consider the number of cars on the road, region of the country, and other criteria, the likelihood of you being one of the 40,000 is quite small - regardless of what kind of vehicle you are driving. Probably the biggest/easiest preventative measure - simply drive safely, wear the seat belt and be a defensive driver...as we were all taught prior to getting a license.

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Yes. What's something more important than not dying in your vehicle?

Its awesome for many reasons, but thats #1 on my list.

40,000 auto deaths annually. Something to think about. I also eat healthy. I have taken over 10,000 steps 103 days in a row and counting. Anything else I can do to avoid the grim reaper sounds like a smart way to live.
If crash-worthiness is your number one concern, the bigger the vehicle, the better it crashes, all else being equal. Crash testing is different for different vehicle classes (basically they crash into similar-sized vehicles, which obviously doesn't always happen on the road). A five star rated small car would very likely not be a five star rated vehicle if tested in a large SUV/truck test.
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Together, 0ur 96 Caddy and 98 Lincoln are 43 years old. I think jeanie wants to buy a new car, but I think these are big and safe. I'm getting a little nervous about traffic, and the chances for an accident, so... Am trying to get her to agree to buy battery powered roller skates, so we don't end up in an automobile crash. After all, how much trouble can you get in to on the sidewalk?
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