Re: Kyoto, Driving our car

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin (
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 10:29:02 -0800

> From: Michael Lorrey <>

> Once again, you are comparing apples and oranges. If such high
> strength construction were to be used in vehicles, it would be
> applied to both minicars and 1/2 ton pickups, so in my analogy as
> amended by you, both the 98lbder and the linebacker would have
> padding, since they would both have "current technology". In such a
> case, who would be hurt more???? Stop avoiding the answer you know I
> am expecting....

You mean, stop refusing to accept the answer we know is wrong.

Are you asserting that, today, all classes of vehicle have similar
safety features? If so, you are misinformed. In general, massive
vehicles rely on their mass for protection from accidents; less
massive vehicles rely more on good design and good materials. In a
medium-speed collision between a Mercedes and a dump truck, we can
expect the Mercedes to be totalled and the dump truck to have a few
scratches; and we can expect the Mercedes occupants, uninjured, to
administer first aid to the dump truck driver.

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