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The First Smart Car Collision? [Pic]

Hits: 34388 | Rating: (2.6) | Category: Travel | Added by: fancylad
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Female, 18-29, Canada
 3842 Posts
Thursday, September 17, 2009 4:15:27 AM
well if its between two huge semis, ya thats what would happen with ANY car.

Female, 13-17, Western US
 120 Posts
Friday, August 28, 2009 3:35:36 PM
D: I want a smart car....I think they're cute!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:07:36 AM
Also (which I couldn't fit into my previous comment), SUV:s are sometimes too primitive in their safety structure, meaning that maybe you'll get lucky and not have the engine squashed up into the actual cabin, but then you'll just be giljoutined by the steering wheel axle.

Besides, if you choose a bigger vehicle, simply because it feels safer, others might be intimidated to do the same thing, and you will have the same problem all over again, except the now-small car weighs over two tons.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Thursday, August 13, 2009 2:03:31 AM
Deary me... I have read your comment, and find no sign of sarcasm anywhere. Now that is just sad. A biggar vehicle IS more dangerous to the surrounding evironment, other motorists and pedestrians included.
First, imagine getting a blow to your legs (which is usually the height of the hood of the car) so powerful that it crushes all your bones in them. It'll hurt like hell, you might even die.
Second, imagine that same blow, with the same force, but now, as a wall, reaching to you forehead. Crushes everything.

In the picture is further proof of this example, but with a vehicle.

So does a bigger car, say an SUV, impose a bigger threat to humanity than a smaller car. The funny part is that many of the bigger, "i.e. safer cars", don't do nearly as well in crash tests as smaller ones. The reason: they are mostly built in the US, with wobbly and soft chassis that, when stressed, will succumb entirely.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2567 Posts
Thursday, August 13, 2009 1:52:52 AM
That has got to be a...
I dunno, but I agree with Tomcat.

Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 1 Posts
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 2:51:07 PM
I have some doubt this is a SMART car. Checkout the car wheel under the red truck! I can't find any SMART car data that indicates they ever had a wheel of that design.

Female, 18-29, Canada
 1058 Posts
Sunday, August 09, 2009 2:09:52 PM
That car is too big to be a smart car...

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 839 Posts
Saturday, August 08, 2009 10:16:17 PM
eewwww... you just know someone died in that one.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 308 Posts
Saturday, August 08, 2009 9:46:37 AM
this is why i would never have a smart car--no matter what the other car is always gonna be bigger--go suvs!

Male, 30-39, Western US
 113 Posts
Saturday, August 08, 2009 6:33:28 AM
Obama's vision for the future of America

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 932 Posts
Saturday, August 08, 2009 4:38:25 AM
lol danthew strikes again with another witty comment full of intelligent goodness.

This is obviously a mid-sized car but the car is not exactly the point here.

I think the ambulance is a bit unnecessary since no one in the car could have survived and the guys in the trucks probably didn't feel anything more than a slight bump.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 365 Posts
Saturday, August 08, 2009 1:27:21 AM
I think that was actually a Grand Am. I think.

(Due to the colour scheme.)

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 136 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 10:47:30 PM

Male, 30-39, Western US
 51 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 10:20:23 PM
anything smaller than an suv was gonna be smushed.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 78 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 9:29:42 PM
The car is so smart the liquids in it came out and formed a perfect rectangle.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 2137 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 8:18:29 PM
I hope someone was in there, should count as a Darwin Award because they were stupid and bought a smart car...

Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 49 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 7:45:52 PM
@SuperSmash: http://xkcd.com/397/

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1387 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 7:26:20 PM

Male, 30-39, Western US
 386 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 7:16:44 PM
At least on a bicycle you may be able to jump clear, this is just scary.

Female, 13-17, Eastern US
 464 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 6:18:23 PM
*points at medical truck* Let's hope they're there because someone was hurt but not squished.

*hugs family 1999 van*

Screw Cash for Clunkers! =P

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1511 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 6:16:30 PM
Male, 13-17, Europe
1041 Posts Friday, August 07, 2009 4:54:39 PM
You see this as an excuse to buy a bigger vehicle, to exchange someone else's security for your own?

Hell yes. Survival is my biological mandate.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3770 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 5:42:01 PM
"Looks like mythbusters got the pancaked car myth wrong then."

That's amazing. Mythbusters got something wrong?

That shows less scientific than an episode of McGuyver.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3770 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 5:40:13 PM
I think Smart Cars have a 5-star crash rating. Doesn't mean they're not obnoxious. You can sense the self-satisfaction from a mile away.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 368 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 5:11:46 PM
That's just not right.

If it's crushed, is it easier to return it for the recycling deposit?

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1175 Posts
Friday, August 07, 2009 5:07:00 PM
How does owning a bigger and thereby safer vehicle threaten other people? Please explain, if you can.

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