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Apologies , but a bit of a associated topic 

but I find driving my classic Ruby quite stressful if I stop to think about a potential accident, was nearly hit head on during a rally on a s bend , not being anti  regarding woman drivers , but it was a woman on the wrong side of road !

Being in Cyprus, i think about the added difficulty of repairing Ruby over here ,  should she get damaged ,obtaining parts etc .

Ruby , quite a costly car for my budget , if I owned one of the stunning expensive cars some the members have , don’t know how I would feel taking into to some of the busy thoroughfares I take Ruby. On second thoughts I’d like the opportunity 😆

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With having been in two major crashes (not my fault or hurt) with my company trucks in the past 10 years due to incompetent / careless drivers, I have thought (not dwelled on it though) about this issue with my Buick too. 

Sharp eyes and awareness around you are about the only defence against what seems to be ever increasing dangerous driving out there...

Even with that... the road travelled is often a gamble.

(fortunately NOT my Buick)

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 I have the same worries. I had a very near miss the other day in my daily driver. A Fed Ex truck stopped nicely at the stop sign at the cross road, and I was on the thru road, then he pulled out right in front of me! Haven't had as close a call for a while. I suppose he thought it was a four way stop or something. I think the quick ratio steering on modern cars is one of the biggest safety benefits, as it has allowed me to avoid many similar accidents over the years.

 The one time I did get hit in a vintage Buick was when the '56 Roadmaster was hit in the right side door in 1981, and I saw the guy coming out of the side street, but the poor '56 couldn't move out of the way fast enough.

 Keith

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4 hours ago, Elpad said:

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I once saw a guy do that exact thing.  The only part of the car touching the ground was the left corner of the back bumper.

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13 hours ago, kgreen said:

This is the type of accident where the displaced steering column can spear your chest.  Ouch

 

1 hour ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

I believe that woman is gone!  look at the bend in the steering wheel.  That's a very upsetting picture! 

  

As photos containing possibly deceased  persons may be disturbing to some, I have removed the image and will ask that such not be posted in the future. 

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53 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

As photos containing possibly deceased  persons may be disturbing to some, I have removed the image and will ask that such not be posted in the future. 

 

Mr. Earl, I'll be the first to ask that the picture be returned. It is probably worth educating folks on how these cars fared in major accidents.  It is a fact of life,  and it was likely photos similar to these that have lead to the improvements we see in vehicles today.  Still, with the fact that many of these cars are on the road today, it seems to me that it is a good idea to let folks see just how much they need to pay attention to the risks when using our cars. 

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I agree with you JD,  to an extent, but I think the pictures showing the extent of damage to the vehicles themselves is sufficient to get that point across without having to include maimed or dead bodies which may possibly be disturbing to some.

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I do not even remember if I posted the picture. If it’s the one with the 👮‍♂️ standing by the wreck,  I did not even pay attention to a body inside the Buick. I tell you this, if that is the picture, I imported from another website where it was published. When I took driver’s ED in HS they made us look at these type of photos to make us aware of consequences. I even saw these photos on State Patrol fair booths but I understand those were different times. These days almost anything is offensive to somebody else. I’m sure that was not the intention for whoever posted. If I was the culprit, I apologize. Unfortunately in my line of duty as a First Responder, I see this live in too many occasions, it is not pretty but is reality and I have learned to live with it. Please don’t drink and drive, stay un distracted and flow within the speed limit. Stay safe!

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12 hours ago, Elpad said:

.... When I took driver’s ED in HS they made us look at these type of photos to make us aware of consequences....

Back in '65 my HS Driver's Ed instructor, along with a guest MA Statie, made us watch "Death on a Highway at Any Speed" to "teach us a lesson". 

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I personally see enough carnage and so forth on other social media sites and sorta like having a place like this that I can come to where I don't have worry about seeing it. But as some have pointed out there may be some benefit from seeing such and I guess the image isn't that bad, especially when compared to some of the "drivers ed" movies many of us were made to watch in high school (Signal 30 comes to mind as being the worse). So I will save my content censorship battles for something more worth the battle and will unhide the image.

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