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    We need laws...

    ...so people don't run over their own kids
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    "They have to do something, because I've read about it happening to other people. I read about it and I said, 'I would die if it happens to me,'" Neiman says. "Then it did happen to me."
    Well then maybe you should get off the phone and pay attention when you're backing up. If the gubmint confiscates all the cars we won't need to worry about those horrible weapons killing our kids. Anyone else here for an automobile ban? At least an SUV ban. Even though they operate the same way as a passenger car, SUV's and mini vans have more mass to them which makes them much deadlier.
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    Backup camera, object detection, those damn beepers that I hate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post
    Backup camera, object detection, those damn beepers that I hate?
    Do you REALLY need a reverse. I am not saying you should not be able to own a car, but we all know most tragedies happen in reverse.
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    Back into the driveway (parking space), THEN pull out with a full view of what is in front of you.
    Our local telephone company requires this procedure. You can see who or what is in the parking space when you go to back in, then you can see MUCH better when you pull out to leave...
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    Frown Ain't good enough

    Quote Originally Posted by cehs View Post
    Back into the driveway (parking space), THEN pull out with a full view of what is in front of you.
    Our local telephone company requires this procedure. You can see who or what is in the parking space when you go to back in, then you can see MUCH better when you pull out to leave...
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    The problem is that most people who choose SUVs are the last people that should be let loose with one, they can reverse in because they don't have the spacial awarness and prefer to reverse out as they don't risk damaging their car (collateral damage seems to be more acceptable to them). There ought to be a different licence with reversing a priority - plus rearview down mirror or camaras conpulsory)
    I have met some one who killed a toddler - radio was blaring her kids were playing up and she just went back - thats her story. Well it aint good enough.

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    I can understand not seeing a toddler behind an suv but a nine year old.

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    I was ran over by a station wagon back in the 60's, Iwas 8 or 9. I was kneeled down behing the car, it started backing up, I grabbed the bumper and just drug under the car as it backed up. When it stopped to go forward i just let go and got up, not a scratch. Backing accidents happen, the driver must be diligent to avoid them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    Do you REALLY need a reverse. I am not saying you should not be able to own a car, but we all know most tragedies happen in reverse.
    At a place I worked years ago one of the guys had an old Ford LTD that had no reverse. He would always park in the parking lot so he could just drive out. Once someone parked in front of him and he took the bus home.
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    I've driven vans with no rearview mirrors or cameras for 15 years and have never backed over a child. Maybe the law should just apply to women. Most of them are nuts anyway...
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    Hmmm... I wonder how many laws are enough? Anyone know?

    I agree with backing into parking spaces; MUCH safer to drive out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Hmmm... I wonder how many laws are enough? Anyone know?

    I agree with backing into parking spaces; MUCH safer to drive out.
    I always back in, but for other reasons.....

    One never knows when they might have to make a quick getaway

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    Can't we just ban stupid people? That would solve ALOT of problems.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tunnel_rat View Post
    Can't we just ban stupid people? That would solve A LOT of problems.....
    Well... if we got rid of most of the govt safety nets... some attrition would happen... howefer

    That would be inhumane... or so they tell me. Seems history tells a different story.
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