Don't Honk at old Ladies.


Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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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.
 

Xtremehkr

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

Sorry for spoiling all the fun.
It deployed as soon as she hit his bumper with her bag. Either way, pretty funny.
 

Chundles

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

mad jew

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Chundles said:
It's lower in the States cause they don't wear seatbelts. I think it's somewhere around 15km/h.

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
 

Chundles

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mad jew said:
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
Oh god yeah, there's no way she could've popped those airbags.
 

wordmunger

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Sep 3, 2003
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Chundles said:
Oh god yeah, there's no way she could've popped those airbags.
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.
 

katchow

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Chundles said:
It's lower in the States cause they don't wear seatbelts. I think it's somewhere around 15km/h.
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:
 

Chundles

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katchow said:
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:
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.
 

Chundles

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Chundles said:
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.
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.
 

dmw007

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Chundles said:
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.
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.
 

katchow

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

Chundles

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