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Join Date: Mar 2008
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Re: Audi TT hit a tree three youngsters dead...
Its not the power the car has thats the problem, its the way and moment that its used. Ive always had powerful cars, my first was a 2.8L Scorpio that my old man handed down to me when i was just 18, and i'm glad to say i'm now 33 and have never had an accident. It's not that i didnt use that power, because i did, and i enjoyed it, but i used it when it was safe to do so. I still like driving fast but some people choose to do it when its just not possible. There are more cars on the road now and i see many cars in rush hour on the way to work bumper to bumper pushing each other along at near 100mph. Its just tempting fate. They seem to drive with blinkers on and pretend they are the only ones on the road.
Adding alcohol to the mix is just suicidal. I also think that peer pressure plays a huge part. Who hasnt been in places like Gt Yarmouth at the weekend and seen 'boy racers' tearing up and down the strip? There is always at least 4 people in the car, three of whom are safe in the knowledge that they are not driving so they wont get into trouble. The sad fact is though, that they are more likely to get injured in a crash than the driver who will see it coming earlier and prepare themselves for impact. The passengers wont know about it until it hurts.