Discussion in 'Dodge Challenger General Discussions' started by synoptic12, Nov 2, 2018.
Do any believe that seat belts or air bags shall save one's life?
well, my son was in a wreck last month, and all the air bags deployed, he hit the rear of an 18 wheeler doing 70mph, at night at that......the impact point was the middle of the car to the passenger side, this was a VW jetta, pretty much totaled it, but if there was a passenger, we would have gone to a funeral. wound up facing the opposite direction after impact.
Glad your son survived.
When I was seventeen, I was racing with five friends in the car, going about 120 mph. My car was a 68' Chevrolet Malibu, 327 c.i. At the end of the road, there was no more road, only a guardrail (T-Intersection). Nearing the stop sign, I tried to slow the car by pulling a side donut and accelerating; 'almost had it'. Unfortunately, my speed was too much as my car hit the guardrail broadside. The vehicle went over the guardrail, made three turns into the woods. One passenger seated in the rear we thought was dead. However, his head was stuck where the 6x9 speakers were in the back plate. Not any were injured, not a scratch.
* WE had no seat belts, nor were there any air bags back then. The car was totaled. Synopsis: "God still has the keys".
* However, I still have the plate.
thanks, he had a few bumps and bruises but the main injury was to his noggin, he got 10 staples for a good gash from the windshield which actually landed in his lap.
now since that has happened he had to have a new ride to drive to work and back that got decent gas mileage. he drives approx 90 miles round trip . I found him a 2014 Challenger 100th anniversary edition v6. 29,000 miles on it. excellent condition and new tires on it. got his payment where he wanted it too. also might be a little more protected in this car than he was in the Jetta.
Did you ever see some of the horrific crashes in NASCAR and NHRA races where the car was demolished and the driver walked away? The drivers were saved by seat belt harnesses and roll cages.
Here are two good examples. The first is a Camaro that flipped over going 195 mph and both the driver and passenger survived.
The second is a horrific crash of Big Chief's GTO on Street Outlaws.
Here's a very revealing crash test video.
The crash dummies on the driver's side (front and rear) are not seat buckled. Upon impact, the driver goes through the windshield and the rear passenger's head violently slams into the back of the driver's seat and the back of his head. On the passenger side, the front and rear passengers are saved from frontal impact by their seat belts.
Yes, God has the keys and is in control. He also gave me the good sense to buckle up. More than once the seat belt has saved my bacon.
No, being a careful and proactive driver is what is going to save your life. Don't do dumb things on the rode, like texting, talking on the phone, looking down at your radio, eating or drinking....etc.... Sadly we all do this and one day it will either cause us to inflict injury on someone or have injury inflicted upon us.
DIED WHILE WEARING SEAT BELTS
Dale Earnhardt was an American race car driver who gained worldwide fame as a stock car driver for NASCAR, recording seven Winston Cup championship victories and 76 career wins, including the 1998 Daytona 500. He was killed in a final-lap collision in the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 18, 2001, in which he crashed into the retaining wall after making contact with Sterling Marlin and Ken Schrader. Earnhardt's death was officially pronounced at the nearby Halifax Medical Center at 5:16 p.m. EST (22:16 UTC),although he likely died immediately upon impact. He was 49 years old. His funeral was held four days later at the Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Earnhardt's death was highly publicized and resulted in various safety improvements in NASCAR auto racing.
Our Eternal Light has redeemed Dale Earnhardt.
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