Spinning wheels got to go 'round

Discussion in 'Community' started by Thomas Veil, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

    Feb 14, 2004
    OBJECTIVE reality
    Iowa bill seeks to ban flashy, spinning auto wheel covers
    At first glance, is sounded to me like a classic example of the government wanting to stick its nose into something completely trivial. But after reading the whole article, I'm not so sure. Maybe the guy has a point.

    Personally, I don't know why you'd mistake a stopped car for a moving one, even with the spinners. But I could see an example where it could be dangerous. Suppose you and another car are approaching the same intersection. You have the green light, and the other car is in the perpendicular street, at a right angle to you. It may be slowing down, prepared to stop because his light is red, but if the spinners are really going, it may look like the car is going to run the red light.

    I don't know, I've never had an occurrence like this congressman's, but then again I really haven't seen too many of those spinners around here. (I guess we have good taste. ;) )
  2. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2005
    in your closet
    heh, iowa is a very very odd state -_- they wanted to do something about taking the casino money from nebraska ... *glares at iowa* anyways, this would be pointless for them. Most of them are psychotic drivers ... no offense to any of the iowa people in this forum.
  3. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Hah. I'm a gonna paint my hubcaps with a rainbow pattern, so I can have 4 Spinning Pizzas of Death even when I'm not going anywhere....
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    Yeah, the spinners are trouble.

    Ever see guys who buy old cars and put "bullet hole" stickers all over the car so that the car looks shot up by gangs? And the kid driving is usually just a kid from the 'burbs. Lame. :p
  6. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    It's cooler when they're real - ever see a truck covered with spread patterns from a shotgun? That's when you know you have to get on your way. :p
  7. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I haven't had any personal experience with particular product. Can see where something like this could distort visual reality. If after research it's determined that this is a safety hazard, then spinners should be outlawed.
  8. tech4all macrumors 68040


    Jun 13, 2004
    Never saw it from this perspective, but I do understand what he is trying to say. Normally it is not hard to tell if a car is moving or not, but when your in "driving mode" and are on alert and more sensentive to cars around you, your senses are more sensetive and the spinning by these hub-caps could be enough to trigger a defensive (braking) response so that the driver can avoid a possible accident. Haven't expereince it yet, I've seen these hub-caps before, but not while I was behind he wheel.

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