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Old 09-30-2005, 01:44 PM   #46
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A thing I forgot to say

(for those who complain that I´m not bashing my own country enough in relation to the United States):

Our fucking Ministry of Traffic has allowed 160 km/ hour instead of 130 km/ hour "on roads where the safety is not endangered because of that", i .e. cetrain highways.

Gorbach, the minister, is just another killer in his big fat Mercedes who has his Tempostat up at 160, like so many do. The mothers of the killed children will thank him.

I hope he dies in a car crash.
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Our fucking Ministry of Traffic has allowed 160 km/ hour instead of 130 km/ hour "on roads where the safety is not endangered because of that", i .e. cetrain highways.
I guess for some people roads can actually be too safe. It's like these people are still living in the fifties.
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I guess for some people roads can actually be too safe. It's like these people are still living in the fifties.
Yep. You know, in the middle of the 90s we were the country with the highest car crash death average/ 1000 people in all the world.

In the last two years, the number has been going down slightly, very slightly (still at about 900 people per year, I think). And now? I fear it´s gonna rise again.
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Yep. You know, in the middle of the 90s we were the country with the highest car crash death average/ 1000 people in all the world.

In the last two years, the number has been going down slightly, very slightly (still at about 900 people per year, I think). And now? I fear it´s gonna rise again.
No shit, it's like when it comes to traffic, people lose all rationality and common sense. I've actually heard people here say that we should increase the speed limit to counter traffic jams.
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No shit, it's like when it comes to traffic, people lose all rationality and common sense. I've actually heard people here say that we should increase the speed limit to counter traffic jams.
Yep. Thats because many "love" their car more than a family member (or at least, they care more about it).

I don´t know, I have never been a driver. But I have seen people so excited about a simple piece of transportation that it just amazes me. sure, some look hot. Sure, there´s something in driving through town, windows wide opened, with good music from the speakers. But they totally ignore that they constantly harm other people.

Imo this has to do with our society. The car, the car, the car. Most important when you´re 18 and wanna pick a chick for a ride.

The car has succesfully upheld the status the cigarette had not such a long time ago. It was cool to be a smoker, it is still cool to be a fast driver.

Not that there ain´t any fascination. Sure, I agree, I have my favourite cars and they´re all in the higher price regions. And so what?

It just pisses me off, that apparently no one cares. If there are thousands of deaths every year caused by .. whatever, disease, environment, drugs, etc. - we want to solve the problem (some in the society, at least). But thousands of deaths caused by driving? Well,.... what a pity.... we overlook it.

But lets build a new road! Lets destroy another piece of nature! Lets drive faster!
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I've actually heard people here say that we should increase the speed limit to counter traffic jams.
From a purely theoretical standpoint, as an object moves faster and approaches the speed of light, it becomes an infinite string of particles. Thus, faster objects are thinner - taking less room on the road. Good-bye traffic jams.
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From a purely theoretical standpoint, as an object moves faster and approaches the speed of light, it becomes an infinite string of particles. Thus, faster objects are thinner - taking less room on the road. Good-bye traffic jams.


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Doesn't concience dictate to any 4WD owner that they are selfish pricks? Or is the theory that they have no concience perhaps true?

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*sigh*

that does sound heavenly.

SUVs are the embodiment of all that is wrong with the US; i am terribly sorry they are infecting your nation as well.

fight them with all your might.
The trusty 4x4 has a place in Australia, it is most definitely not in the cities and suburbs.
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Doesn't concience dictate to any 4WD owner that they are selfish pricks? Or is the theory that they have no concience perhaps true?

I thought you didn't like judgmental people.
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There is absolutely no need to own one if all you are using it for is driving around the suburbs of Sydney.
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I thought you didn't like judgmental people.
Deflection is fine and dandy, but doesn't alter a legitimate question.

So...which is it?
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Hypocrisy or self righteousness?
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