Re: Kyoto, Driving our car

Brian D Williams (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 08:18:10 -0800 (PST)

From: Michael Lorrey <> writes:

>Unfortunately, the object ahead is a bull moose. 1100 lbs of bone
>and meat and huge antlers. Unlike a stationary object, he moves
>around, and unlike another vehicle, he tends to move in whatever
>direction your or your fancy schmantzy collision avoidance
>computer thnks he's not going to move in. The papier mache thin
>body of your vehicle crumples like toilet paper when it hits, and
>since its low body hits the legs, the body of Bullwinkle comes
>crashing down on top of the car, crushing the cockpit and breaking
>the backs or smaching the skulls of everyone who is pinned in
>their seats by their superduper airbags.

>A guy died recently from hitting a moose with his 1/2 ton pickup
>truck. Imagine what would happen to a little toy like Mr.
>Super-duper Electromobile.


Have a bad day yesterday Michael?

The composite body of a Hypercar is not paper-mache thin, and in
fact its monocoque construction makes it much stronger than a
conventional car and probably your 1/2 ton pickup. It will not
crumple like tissue paper.

If I could not stop short of the Moose, I would accelerate. (law of
inertia you know.) letting Mr Moose with his now broken legs land
behind me.

Lets say I did stop short of this moose. I'd either try and reverse
my course, or sit there quietly and wait for him/her to pass.

If threatened, I'd reach for my trusty Oneida Strike Eagle, notch
a 33.5", 3316 alloy shaft, thunderhead 125 equipped arrow, and
convert Mr bad attitude into 1100lbs of steaks, chops, and
mooseburger. After all it's the law (at least in Alaska) than you
have to salvage a game animal if killed (even if struck by a
vehicle). Maybe a nice new full length moosehide jacket and
moccasins as well.

He wouldn't be the first, nor last.

Merry X-Moose

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