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I found the link to the article I read that included Porsche-suing-woman (near the bottom). It's quite interesting, really. O_o

http://driving.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/driving/news/article1358351.ece

Because it's TimesOnline, it's a bit of a hit-and-miss chance that you'll even be able to read it... They used to operate a system that meant browsing was free to people in the UK, but if you were in the US you were given a 'subscription' screen. But I knew people in the UK who invariably got the sub screen and people in the US who could read with impunity, so whether the system is still in place, I don't know.




I keep being stared at by a runty, sniffling black and white cat. Unfortunately, she's also one of ours. *pats Wei Ling* Why she's decided to come and keep me company, I don't know. I just hope she doesn't sneeze on me...

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illaor
Feb. 23rd, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)
The Porsche-suing-woman's case kinda makes more sense in the light of the mention of it being "tail happy", but even so, they do seem to avoid mentioning where he was when he died. I'm guessing that chances are he was driving too fast where he shouldn't have so it's his own bloody fault...

It'd be nice if they could just grasp that if people'll drive too fast in ordinary cars, then rich people are going to drive too fast in flash cars and no amount of training is going to stop that.


Poor cat, is it just a little sick or really ill?
nothingtoregret
Feb. 26th, 2007 10:35 am (UTC)
Well, there's even a certain degree of doubt over whether it really IS tail-happy - that guy seems like the equivalent of the Mr. Loophole lawyer who can get people off on technicalities... I'm with you on believing that it's most likely he was driving too fast (since cars don't often seem to tend to develop problems like that until you reach certain fast speeds). A fair few people do own Porsches and if it was inclined towards crashing at low speeds, we'd be hearing a lot more about it...

I don't think people will ever grasp the speeding fact. I've been roared past on 40-MPH dual carriageways when I've actually been DOING 40. Some bloke shot past me on the A-whatever at probably 100MPH when I was doing 70. I agree, some people are morons and no training will help. It's just a shame they can't say "you appear to be a moron who will probably crash this expensive car. No, you can't buy it. Push off."


She seems to be getting a bit better *fingers crossed*. If she wasn't such a pest we'd let her stay in at night... She's coughing a little less now, but she seems to have given it to Onion now too. x___x;
ficchica
Feb. 23rd, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
I've always found a spot of Vics in the middle of the head is good for cats with cold type things, at the very least they run out of the room... steam inhalations (boiling hot water until the room fills with steam with or without a drop of vics/albus oil are good as well.

I never understand why cars need to be sold that go that fast. You watch top gear and they say that the car goes up to an amazing 280mph. So what? Is there any country in the world that you can drive at that speed on the open road...legally?
nothingtoregret
Feb. 26th, 2007 10:50 am (UTC)
I'll probably try both of those, since Wei has now given her cold to Onion too. -_-; And two of our cats have runny eyes now too after getting into fights. They're walking disaster areas, I swear.

I've definitely not figured out why they make cars that do that kind of speed... So it can do 0-60 in two seconds, but it'll still take you ten minutes to get to town in a 30-zone... And technically there's no speed limit on 40% of the german autobahn (after a brief check on wikipedia, heh), but even then you'd likely be hard pushed to get up to even 200MPH on it. And short of finding a test track to rent... nope, the average owner probably wouldn't ever see past 150MPH, and would be lucky to see that.

It's just the show-off part of it, isn't it? Pretty cars owned by people with more money than sense who don't mind risking other people's lives when they drive like idiots...
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