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.)