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Old November 7th, 2014, 03:36 AM   #26
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I was just thinking...is it that hard to add a third brake light like on most every car we see on the roadways of today??...that would make things a lot safer for the folks chasing us up the back side...

Just a thought...whatya all think??

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I have an LED 3rd brake light on mine. Mounted inside at the top of the rear window. High and bright. I have also had one on my 65 for 20+ years (not LED but may change it). Any way you can get the attention of the people behind you when are slowing down or stopping.
I have heard a lot of people say " I do't care how I drive because I have air bags and ABS brakes. I will be ok" Bugs are pretty safe it's the other idiots you have to watch out for. People say they don't see me when Im in my red Crewcab Dually.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 07:12 AM   #27
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I like the older cars because you can feel everything. I detest drive by wire. Especially manual shifters like that. In a bug the car let's me know via touch. In my 2001 Saturn I cross my first fingers. There's a reason why I look lonely at the 1951-2 plymouth dodge desktop that's parked outside of the storage units with a for sale sign on it. I trust older cars more then modern ones. I'm. A techy but I don't want computers controlling my car... I want mechanics and me controlling the car. Also I like how you can fix old cars yourself and with general maintenance they don't fall apart. I'm a different person then the usual person my age. I got from my highschool a 1963 textbook automotive text book explaining how to rebuild everything. Rebuild not replace..also how mill heads and bore blocks.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 09:59 AM   #28
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Default Re: How do you make them safer?

Here is a scarey side note....Audi has designed and built a self driving car...I saw an advertisment with a full race Audi on a road course and then there is self driving or maybe it is a remote control thing is driving it on a race course with NO one at the controls...

At first I was taken back by it but darn it...what if it can miss the other dirvers on the roadways we travel on?

I would buy one for sure...I dont honestly enjoy driving any more...I used to years ago but the others that I share the paved road surface has sorta taken out the fun of driving...my son I think still enjoys it but he is only 30...my son in inlaw does too...he is only 28...kids still in my eyes...

I bet Dr. Hax enjoys driving too :)

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Old November 7th, 2014, 10:13 AM   #29
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Here is a scarey side note....Audi has designed and built a self driving car...I saw an advertisment with a full race Audi on a road course and then there is self driving or maybe it is a remote control thing is driving it on a race course with NO one at the controls...

At first I was taken back by it but darn it...what if it can miss the other dirvers on the roadways we travel on?

I would buy one for sure...I dont honestly enjoy driving any more...I used to years ago but the others that I share the paved road surface has sorta taken out the fun of driving...my son I think still enjoys it but he is only 30...my son in inlaw does too...he is only 28...kids still in my eyes...

I bet Dr. Hax enjoys driving too :)

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Not in MN the other people are idiots.. however if you ddrive an older car people tend to back off. Especially if it's salade. Or crusty looking. I want a patina paint daily so people who think it's a jalopy will back off.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 12:46 PM   #30
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Old November 7th, 2014, 08:34 PM   #32
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Here is a scarey side note....Audi has designed and built a self driving car...I saw an advertisment with a full race Audi on a road course and then there is self driving or maybe it is a remote control thing is driving it on a race course with NO one at the controls...

At first I was taken back by it but darn it...what if it can miss the other dirvers on the roadways we travel on?

I would buy one for sure...I dont honestly enjoy driving any more...I used to years ago but the others that I share the paved road surface has sorta taken out the fun of driving...my son I think still enjoys it but he is only 30...my son in inlaw does too...he is only 28...kids still in my eyes...

I bet Dr. Hax enjoys driving too :)

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They have had self driving cars for a few years now. In CA there are trash trucks with no drivers for a few years. No accidents either
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Old November 16th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #33
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GOOD seats, and seat belts, help.
High back buckets, with head rests.
Might not be fashionable right now,
but could save your neck.
This part is like the hardest part.

Low backs look fantasic,
But A few years back, my brothers were in a rollover accident in a subaru impreza wagon.

When he bought the car, the front seats didn't have head rests, so we never bothered getting any.

because of that, my brother broke his neck in the crash.
Lots of miracles later and he's totally fine

but head rests are always on my mind now.
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