Sideblinded

It’s Scary Scenario Time:

Been there, didn’t quite do that:

In 1985, a petroleum tanker making a left turn around a narrow corner didn’t see me and attempted, quite involuntarily, to prove the law of physics that says that two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time; not only did I survive, but I was able to drive away from the carnage with less than a deductible’s worth of damage.

The tanker didn’t have one of these fancy side curtains, but it did have a spare-tire carrier, and that’s what I hit. Perhaps needless to say, I think these are a swell idea, but they will almost certainly increase costs for trucking companies, which of course will be passed on to the rest of us.

(Via The Truth About Cars.)





1 comment

  1. McG »

    17 May 2017 · 4:23 pm

    Thanks to that video, how lengthy have I ever been a fan of the deflectors demonstrated in the second crash!

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