What a lovely way to spend my 19th birthday. Driving down the interstate
there's a loud bang then pulled over. Get the spare tire...spare tire had a
nail it in... it was flat. Waited an hour for AAA.
I don't know how the hell I did that.
It scared the shit out of me though.
Pumped up the spare enough to make it to my house.
Oh my Momma was PISSED. She just put a new set of tires on when she bought it 4 months ago.
Anyone else been in this scary position?
Uhh no but it's a good reason to keep your hand(s) on the wheels at all
Do you drive fast a lot?
Your momma should be happy you're safe at least :screwy:
I normally drive 5-10 mph over the speed limit. I'm not a real speed demon manic that drives 130.
I bet if that happened to me I'd think twice before going 130 ever
Imagine blowing your tires at that speed
As if this picture was necessary. Well, you have the attention of all the preteen boys, congrats....
I was driving down Ulmerton at about 45 and had one in rush hour traffic in my dads Altima, scared me shitless trying not to over correct :ohcrap:
It's the old guy putting on the spare with my Mom and Aunt watching.
Yeah, see I thought I had ran into or over something and when I got out and looked, I was almost in tears.
Really? Interesting. I wasn't aware that pre-teen boys liked to look at fat asses. :doh:
I like big asses :mrgreen: Not really really fat people ones, but ones with meat lol
Love handles :laughing:
Idk bout love handles, but with all due respect that is a DAMN fine ass :laughing:
It's all a matter of standards and taste. Yours just happen to lower and less experienced than mine.
Hmm... may I see pictures that you qualify as quality asses?...:mrgreen:
So why are you worried? I'm sure Mommy will put on new tires for you.
There vwhobo. For the first and only time on car-forum, I have corrected you to the right statement. :laughing:
All in all, it surprises me as to how much of an attention whore one person can be...
[QUOTE=Nissan_Altima]So why are you worried? I'm sure Mommy will put on new
tires for you.
We got all new tires today, but still that's $800.00 she could have spent on something else. Towards my college or something.
Or a new pony.:sleep:
That butt is average at best. It's admissible, but marginally.
You're a joke. I'd respect your horse before I'd ever respect you. Please call me in 30 years when mommy can no longer help you, you are forced to pay for your own things, and have no idea how to do it. Thank you.
I would not buy a pony for $800.00 lol.
I pay my own bills. That's why I work full time. Anything my horses need or want, I pay for. My Mom provides only my needs like any parent would do until their child is out of college.
You said towards...
Yeah I agree, it's not to bad, I'd hit it 3 times. But only because she owns horses and knows how to ride.
Just curious, but do you have an excuse for this one?
I probably wouldn't drive a piece of shit if my parents could afford something better. These are the same guys who will get married and then insist that their wives drive the biggest SUV's on the road! :umh:
Most wives I know want the biggest suv's on the road, usually as an alternative to a mini-van. Or maybe it's a psychological thing, maybe it makes them feel bigger and powerful. *shrug*
Well, the ones I know had their husbands insist on that so that they would
However, I can understand prefering an SUV to a mini-van. Mini-vans are rather boring, and IMO are an immediate statement that you no longer drive anything cool and live only for your family.
LOL you're right
Consumer ignorance. All cars are safe nowadays, due to federal safety regulations.
Tell me that again when you get into an accident with a BIG SUV in your sedan. All cars are required to be safe, but due to the weight of certain (many?) SUVs, accidents are just not an equal opportunity activity. Besides, just because regulations keep getting updated doesn't mean people do not drive old(er) cars that haven't been. My '96 Camry definitely feels like a TIN CAN. You may be braver than me, but I wouldn't want to get into a direct collission with an H2 Hummer!
Yeah that's my Momma being pissed. Like the caption says.
Yep. It's safe for the driver, not safe for everyone else.
Meaning not "all" cars are safe nowadays...
I don't really agree. Most mid-size SUVs weigh about the same as full-size
sedans. For example,
Infinity FX35 weighs almost 200 lbs less than a BMW 750i. Basically, most cars on the road are about or around the same average weight I think. Yeah, there are really heavy SUVs, like GMC yukon xl (like 5800 lbs), but then again, there's also things like semis and delivery trucks. So I suppose it doesn't really matter ultimately. There's not much that can be done about it.
Only thing that freaks me out about SUVs is that they are liable to topple over. I see it all the time around here.
Cool. That's definitely food for thought and prompts me to do some more
research to prove or disprove your opinion.
I just didn't like what seemed to be your style of twisting previously made statements to make them "fit" even though you're now saying something different. I'm guessing I'm not being very clear but let's just say your post before this one just rubbed me the wrong way and I'm glad you've taken the opportunity to clarify your stance.
I like this article:
SUVs: Escalating Risks on the Highway (http://www.suv.org/safety.html)
It's easy to read, summarizes and explains how I feel about SUV / sedan crashes, and actually addresses the issue of how SUVs with comparable weights to sedans might still pose an increased danger when the two collide.
I'm not sure exactly when the article was written, though. The most recent reference it uses was written in 1999, and Electronic stability control & I'm sure all kinds of design improvements have been introduced since then.
Speaking of electronic stability control which apparently now comes standard in many recently manufactured SUVs, I think it saved my life last year because I pulled this stunt in Atlanta while driving a Ford Explorer where I cut across five lanes @ 85 mph on I-20 trying to get off on the I-285 exit (towards the airport). I stomped on the breaks just before hitting the exit -- one of those curved around types -- and while the car kinda shook a little, it didn't topple over or anything. When I got back home Ford aired a commercial detailing this [then] new technology. I sure felt pretty good. Along with some additional research, if I ever were in the market for an SUV, I'd probably go with the Explorer. Generally, with my driving habits, though, I'd stll prefer a sedan.
Things like Electronic Stability Control and ABS allow the average driver to be even dumber IMO. Learning proper driving technique is better than any new-fangled safety doo-dad on the market. If you know how to brake properly in a snowstorm, not only will ABS be completely uneccisary, but it will actually become annoying. If you really need E.S.C. or similiar systems, you were probably driving like an idiot, and shouldn't have your license in the first place.:2cents:
In my post before this, I was agreeing with you :P
I used to drive a honda pilot, and there is definitely a huge risk for toppling over, I used to get scared of it all the time!
I don't think I'll ever own an SUV again after that!
F.uck you too :mrgreen:
Sometimes you need to make a sudden manuever to get out of a bad situation. Driving like an ass? nah.
True. The lady that was on the news a couple months back comes to mind. She was in her SUV on the highway and swerved because a car suddenly started changing lanes right beside her. The sudden jerk toppled the car over and it flipped 10 times. Should people like her experience such accidents just because there are reckless drivers out there? hrm...
I'd like you to look carefully at my previous post:
Notice the PROBABLY? Yes, the occasional dead guy with a message written on his shirt who is on a plane carrying prison inmates gets thrown onto the hood of your car. Sometimes your sweet Corvette gets hooked on wire that is connected to an airplane and your ride gets all smashed and it's almost worth it because it looks really cool. I know that there are circumstances beyond our control.
If you know that there are circumstances beyond our control and that we may
have to respond to them swiftly, what the hell's your point, then? You're
comparing a once [never?] in a lifetime event to the fairly likely
circumstance of having to do a sudden and skillful manuver to escape danger
and potentially save your life. It's people like you with a lack of
ability to learn and appreciate new things that block widespread knowledge
and technological advancement. Tell me, should we all whip out our abacus
because you can do your additions and subtractions without all "them fancy
devices" nowadays or lose the calculators because you can do your long
division on paper? If you're going to call people idiots, you'd better be
packing more than your weak-ass, if not downright stupid argument.
What does it mean to "really" need a safety device, anyway? Is it like to really need it while rushing an injured person to the hospital? Or "really" need it like when dodging an object that has fallen from the back of a semi-truck?
My point is that actually learning proper driving technique/driving safely
is much more effective than these new safety devices. For example my
sister recently bought a new (to her) car. She said ABS and some type of
stabillity control were a must. I guess safety is a real concern of hers,
except when she's going 15 mph over the limit on a wet road, or following
ten feet behind an 18-wheeler on the highway, or when she's flipping
through her cd's or eating while driving, or talking on the phone. She
needs ABS so she can safely drive in a snow storm...but did she take a
winter driving course held 10 miles from our house? No.
It seems somebody has never seen ConAir, or just doesn't realize when a person isn't being serious.
And how exactly am I actually blocking it? Just because I don't like something doesn't mean I'm actually blocking anything. Who is actually stopping technological advancements becuase they don't like them? People "like me" (put in quotes because I feel I'm generally open to new ideas) are Amish. Damn those Amish bastards, if it weren't for them we'd have men on Mars by now.
Calculators are great, I use them everyday. But if you use a calculator without actually knowing what you're doing and rely on it as a crutch, perhaps you should whip out the old abacus.
Once again I have to send you back to my original post. I never called anyone an idiot. I said "driving like an idiot". And this from a person who "cut across five lanes @ 85 mph on I-20 trying to get off on the I-285 exit (towards the airport). I stomped on the breaks just before hitting the exit". Is cutting across five lanes while doing at least 20 mph over the speed limit just so you don't have to go a few minutes out of your way driving like an idiot? I think I was justified in using the phrase "driving like an idiot".
Maybe you shouldn't have been following the semi-truck so closely. I don't really know how to answer your first question (I could ask you what does it mean from the back of "a" semi-truck), so I'll just try to clarify myself. When I said:
I meant that if you are in a situation and you need E.S.C. or a similar system to control your vehicle, you likely got yourself into that situation by driving poorly (like an idiot). I'm not saying that you were defintely driving like an idiot, because sometimes shit happens.
I got it.....great film too :laughing: :thumbs:
Typical. You've got issues with your sister and rather than dealing with
them are using them as an excuse for your lame generalizations.
I actually have not.
Perhaps you should go talk to your sister :laughing:
What a coincidence! One post after my story you've suddenly got a comment about driving like an idiot, but hey, it has nothing to do with me. But wait, you were justified in your comments, now were you? Well, seeing as you're saying two different, if not opposite things, how about I just take my pick and go with the latter.
By the way, since you're so sure that you're justified in your comment, can you please tell me where I was going? Could you take another look in your crystal ball and tell me how heavy the traffic was, how long it would have taken to turn around and get back on track? Dazzle us, Mr. Judge, Jury and Executioner, I now know you have all the evidence.
An object -- tire, log, etc -- that is knocked off a semi-truck moves at the speed at which it was moving initially, plus (or minus, depending on direction) the additional speed caused by the force of whatever caused it to get knocked off in the first place. Add to that the fact that vehicles behind the truck would most likely be heading towards the object. The distance between the two could get very short very quickly. Staying 50 to 100 feet back will improve your chances of avoiding collision but won't eliminate the need for quick action to avoid an object coming right at you. Action that could cause certain vehicles to topple right over. Multiple times.
It was a pretty bold statement to make. Surely you're not surprised that you're being asked to back it up.
Whoa, I didn't realize Freud was in the house. Although I can see how it
is easy to mistake somebody who has a problem with his sister for a person
who was citing a personal experience to support an argument.
Where am I contradicting myself? I believe that learning how to drive is more effective than electronic stability devices. Please, point out the two opposite sides I'm arguing for.
As you know, you were going to the airport. You endangered innocent lives so you could make a flight. I don't know exactly how heavy traffic was, but if there was none you would have been able to slow down to make your exit. If there was a lot then you really are an idiot. I don't know or care how long it would take you to get back on track, but you were in Atlanta, so I'm assuming that there was another exit right after the one you would have missed. On top of that, you where going to an airport, and I'll also assume that there would have been big signs for it once you got off on the wrong exit. I don't have all of the evidence, just that which you gave me and I'm making a few assumptions that seem pretty fair to make. Are you telling me that you weren't driving dangerously? And it was on an interstate...so you put other peoples lives in the backseat so you wouldn't miss your flight. Doesn't sound like you were driving like a genius to me.
I understand that sometimes there are circumstances that are for the most part beyond our control. Perhaps this is where you think I'm contradicting myself. I'm saying I believe that most of the time ESC is activated that the situation could have been avoided by better driving. Most of the time. You keep giving me situation that are mostly out of the driver's control, and I keep saying that I realize sometimes shit happens. Once again: I believe MOST of the time the situation would have been avoided with better driving.
O.K., I'll bite the bullet on this one. I should have said in previous posts that I believe that more than 1/2 the time a situation comes up where ESC takes over, the situation could have been completely avoided with better driving. No, I don't have any evidence to back it up, it was an opinion and I admit that I did not make that clear. Oh wait, did you see that :2cents: smiley in my first post the very first time I said it? It's my opinion. Tough to back up with facts, but I guess I could try to use a personal experience to back it up.
You need to just shut the **** up already, you pulled a very dangerous
stunt, then were stupid enough to post about it on an internet forum, no
shit you're going to get chewed out, it's too bad you didn't flip your
vehicle a few times, would have been one less f*ckin retard on the road.
Oh and idiot is a understatement dike.