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54.5 MPG and The Law of Unintended Consequences

bigdvbc Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 1:29 PM
Mr. Jackson, just for fun google accident pictures of the Smartcar. You will find the lack of them interesting.
lehigh69 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 4:04 PM
Typical lazy Libtard - you Google the 30k hits...
Milt37 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 2:09 PM
The Smartcar is an accident of design. I've seen people driving around in those quasi-cars, looking all prim-and-proper. When I was kid, I would have been embarassed entering the Soap Box Derby in something that looks like the Smartcar!

The only reason you don't see any pictures of accidents of a Smartcar is because the police just assume it was a crushed Coke can on the side of the road.

The only people who drive Smartcars are idiots, and I think it's just a perfect example of Darwinism.
Navy-baby Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 2:47 PM
Wonder if a paramedic would drive one? My firefighter/paramedic son drives a big 'ole honkin American TRUCK.

I refer to them as "Dumbcars" (think motorcycles with a roll-cage). Can only hope and pray they would slide underneath a tractor-trailer...gotta avoid all those enormous tires, though. Scary ride; but really, how necessary?
topperj2 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 1:43 PM
Hey, I understand the SmartCar got pretty good ratings in crash tests from the gov'mint. You believe them, don't you?
Milt37 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 2:16 PM
Topper,

Yes! I always believe the guvmint.

That's why I'm waiting for an armor-plated Smartcar to be the new Presidential limousine.

Drifter Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 2:19 PM
I've see pictures of the crashes...

Legislators and regulators need to observe a fundamental Golden Rule: Do not implement new laws if you have not considered or cannot control important unintended consequences.

A perfect example is the Obama Administration’s plan to increase new car mileage standards, from the currently legislated requirement of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016 to 54.5 mpg by 2025, as an average across each automaker’s complete line of cars and light trucks.

Carmakers reluctantly agreed to the new requirements, to avoid even more onerous standards, or different standards in different states. But the deal does nothing to alter the harsh realities...