Don't Honk at old Ladies.

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  1. Xtremehkr macrumors 68000

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  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    that he did, thank you for sharing. fun stuff.
     
  3. Xtremehkr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Check out the rest of the site, there is some funny stuff there.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    thanks, will do. always looking for new and innovative ways to laugh. :D
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    It's a fake. Airbags deploy instantaneously and there's usually white powder that flies about.

    Sorry for spoiling all the fun.
     
  6. Xtremehkr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It deployed as soon as she hit his bumper with her bag. Either way, pretty funny.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Plus an old lady wouldn't be strong enough to deploy an airbag. You need to be driving about 40km/h before they can get enough force to be activated.

    Still, it's a funny link. :D
     
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  11. Xtremehkr thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think I'll pass it onto Snopes to see what they say.
     
  12. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Very funny, but I think I have to agree with the fake verdict.
     
  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    It's lower in the States cause they don't wear seatbelts. I think it's somewhere around 15km/h.
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. That makes sense. Still, even the force of a 1500kg car travelling at 15km/h would be a big ask for an old lady with a handbag. :p
     
  15. themacman macrumors 6502

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    thats prety funny. But didnt they aribag deploy a little quickly.
     
  16. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Oh god yeah, there's no way she could've popped those airbags.
     
  17. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Could've been a flawed airbag mechanism. I doubt it, but it could. Some people have had them deploy while just driving down the street.
     
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  19. katchow macrumors 6502

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    we don't? it's the law in most states if not all. I got in a minor fender-bender a few months back going around 5 mph at impact and my airbag didn't deploy. Looking at my fender i can't see granny doin' worse damage.
    :rolleyes:
     
  20. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Last official figures I saw was a 76% rate of usage, that's shameful. I think our current level of around 96% is pretty piss weak too.
     
  21. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Sorry, just checked, usage went from 71% in 2000 to 80% in 2004. That means one in five drivers are risking their own and other's lives. Terrible.
     
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    I agree, I wish everyone would realize how important it is to always wear a seat belt! Heck, I often strap mine on before I even start the car.
     
  23. katchow macrumors 6502

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    that's still a pretty sorry percentage...its a deep rooted habit for me, just like using turn signals (another pet peeve of mine).
     
  24. Chundles macrumors G4

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    We have to put it on before we start the car, if you don't do that in your driving test you fail before you even leave the RTA carpark.
     

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