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Diss
06-12-2006, 03:31:14
makes no sense does it? Why bother eating healthy if I don't want to live till an old age? Why do I save money? I can't explain it. Not that I am really suicidal. But I'm not exactly overly concerned about living. Many people think I'm crazy for driving my Toyota Corolla 110 mph. but I had to see if it would go that fast. I learned the other day the car had no speed limiting governor. cool. I had my mustang up over 145 mph (the speedometer stops at 145).

Driving fast makes me feel good.

devilmunchkin
06-12-2006, 05:34:52
diss, i hate to say it but i'm the exact same way.

MoSe
06-12-2006, 08:37:03
suggested readings:
Martin Eden - by Jack London
Der Steppenwolf- - by Hermann Hesse
:p

Many people are overly concerned and sensible to speeding than the actual danger.
You can be crazy driving at 20mph, or perfectly safe and sane at 100.
It depends on car, traffic, road, weather...
By default I drive at 99mph when the road conditions allow, and I'm not the fastest on the higway despite our limit is at 81mph
Mine is not a sports car so when I tried to push it flat down, on a slight downhill slope, I topped at 110.

When Aredhran drove me to Munich for Oktoberfest, he got at 115/118 where it was allowed in Germany, in perfect relax...
and he's not a hothead or an inconsiderate

So, your passion for speeding does not make you insane nor suicidal, except in the eyes of squareminded mainstream citizens, shaky wusses, and children parents (who have all the rights to be concerned).

Many people consider indeed a positive attitude to live the present at full throttle, without saving it for moments yet to come. And I don't mean careless and reckless students, but people with ethics and beliefs (God will care for your future, give all yourself to life, yaddayaddablah...)

So, don't make you worries for not conforming to some model...
And never trust what just any loser tells you on the internet!

MoSe
06-12-2006, 08:42:23
on second thoughts, the bullshit I spewed in the post above makes me want to kill myself

MattHiggs
06-12-2006, 08:55:30
This is what happens when you drive beyond your limit (don't click if you have an allergy to exploded heads!)

(18yr old girl drives her new Porsche towards 100mph)

http://img109.imageshack.us/my.php?image=4gd7.jpg
http://img74.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5rq1.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3sl2.jpg
http://img476.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2kn5.jpg
http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1pz8.jpg

Though I must admit, when I first got my new GTi I pushed it to 135mph going along the M62. Oops!

mr_G
06-12-2006, 09:12:29
nice pics Matt, no breakfast for me today.

Gary
06-12-2006, 09:13:30
Amazing what folk will admit to on an Internet forum

MoSe
06-12-2006, 09:41:51
Originally posted by MattHiggs
This is what happens when you drive beyond your limit

Typical terrorism.
As I said, a pal of mine died when he was driving his motorbike at 5mph in a car park, a car backed out of its parking slot, bumped him gently, he fell aside as he was GOING TOO SLOWLY, hit a curb and a broken rib punctured his heart.

So, speed is just a factor.
You should have written "this is what CAN happen".
You were right to say "your" limit instead of "the" limit.
And abstain from the usual "you were just lucky so far" crap.
A real stat should calculate the total amount of hours driven per year by every circulating car (just the way you calculate manhours for the work needed in a project). The accident and death figures are surely sheerly high, but if anyone would care to rate them towards the total driven hours which is a humongous figure, that would be scaled down to a reasonable chance and risk.

It's true, I won't deny that speed exponentially increases the risks and the consequences.
I ust say that you can also speed in a wise and clever way, and drive your whole long life without incurring in significant risks nor needing to be particualrly lucky.

Drekkus
06-12-2006, 10:00:16
I usually speed in a clever way, but sometimes the camera still gets me.

Chris
06-12-2006, 10:05:50
Death is stalking you all.

MOBIUS
06-12-2006, 10:06:51
Originally posted by MattHiggs
This is what happens when you drive beyond your limit (don't click if you have an allergy to exploded heads!)

(18yr old girl drives her new Porsche towards 100mph)

http://img109.imageshack.us/my.php?image=4gd7.jpg
http://img74.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5rq1.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3sl2.jpg
http://img476.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2kn5.jpg
http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1pz8.jpg

Though I must admit, when I first got my new GTi I pushed it to 135mph going along the M62. Oops!

So I take it she didn't survive the crash then?

Aredhran
06-12-2006, 17:14:17
Originally posted by MoSe
on second thoughts, the bullshit I spewed in the post above makes me want to kill myself

:lol:

At least you are aware of it, which is not the case of a lot of people...

Diss
06-12-2006, 20:24:29
Originally posted by MattHiggs
This is what happens when you drive beyond your limit (don't click if you have an allergy to exploded heads!)

(18yr old girl drives her new Porsche towards 100mph)

http://img109.imageshack.us/my.php?image=4gd7.jpg
http://img74.imageshack.us/my.php?image=5rq1.jpg
http://img508.imageshack.us/my.php?image=3sl2.jpg
http://img476.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2kn5.jpg
http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1pz8.jpg

Though I must admit, when I first got my new GTi I pushed it to 135mph going along the M62. Oops!

I really didn't need to see that. I'm an excellent driver. I'm not knocking women drivers (okay maybe I am :)). Granted, if I had a blowout at that speed...

and I don't drive that fast in the city. Traffic is such that you usually can't drive over 30 mph on the freeways. :)

Debaser
07-12-2006, 00:10:58
I hate fucking testosterone fulled wankers who think there's something cool about driving fast. Without meaning to sound too sanctamonious, speed limits don't exist for the safety of the drivers, they exist for the benifit of everyone else. If someone speeds, then crashes and kills themself, well I'm sorry, it's very sad and everything, but they took their chances, and it's their own fault. If someone speeds and their reduced reaction times/stopping distances/whatever causes someone else to die then it's a whole different story. Speed limits (at least in this country) have been calculated to give innnocent victims of accidents the best possible chance of survival, and to break these limits is hugely irresponsible. In the first post in this thread Diss said "Driving fast makes me feel good", and I'm sure it does, but how good would you feel if someone else driving too fast killed your mum/dad/loved one? Not so great I'd imagine.

paiktis
08-12-2006, 21:29:06
i agree and i hate them too when they do it in a dangerous fashion.

but on an empty or safe road most often than not i step on it fuul volume and feel the rush. OTOH i have even turned down a couple of suggestions for a "race" at the red light even thought the road was empty exactly because i thought that at night time someone could just walk by accident on the road.
at the age of 14 when i was allowed to drive a car for the first time i just went in and stepped on it. afterwards, to the complains and admonitions of my mom i relpied: "speed is sweet". that was at 14. i havent changed since although i do watch out for safety and i'm a very conservative driver. except when the road is empty/safe.

paiktis
08-12-2006, 21:35:04
btw most of the deadly accidents happen inside a city/populated area. that's where you have to be extra careful. in the highways the accident ratio is very small compared to driving in towns (not to say not to be careful there). at least that's the case here where we have the second highest deadly car accidents in the EU15 after portugal.
the most audacious move i saw it in italy (near bari - sp?) where a guy had almost stuck his nose up my arse on the left lane of the highway at 140 km/hour. a wrong move even a little one there and we'd both be on our way up to more verdant lands. and i'm sure it was mose :D

Diss
08-12-2006, 21:58:36
yep, as I said I don't drive fast in the city. You really can't until after 9 PM when traffic finally begins to die down.

Most accidents on rural roads (at least in my area) are due to people falling asleep, being drunk (or on drugs) or both. Our roads are pretty straight, so you don't have to worry about people taking turns too fast.

Greg W
09-12-2006, 00:36:50
We have had a spate of accidents recently where P Platers (that's the step between being a learner and having an unrestricted license in case the term varies between countries) have had many serious accidents recently, Mainly caused by:
a) overconfidence
b) lack of experience/driving ability
c) speed
d) impatience

Story form a mate of mine a couple of years ago. He was driving at 70km/h in a 60 zone, in the middle lane. Some youngster in a hotted up car with P plates flew up behind him and shot up[ the inside (kerb side) lane, doing at least 90km/h. Straight into a parked car. Fortunately for him, nobody was seriously injured, though his girlfriend in the passenger seat was extremely lucky not to have been killed.

Another one just happened to me last week. Driving in the left hand lane, me and a station wagon were stuck behind an armoured car which was travelling at 40 km/h in a 60 zone up a hill. When the lane next to me became clear, I indicated out and started accelerating past the station wagon and then the armoured car. At which point the lights changed. I braked to stop, and the station wagon floored it and changed into my lane. He of course failed to see me brake and went straight into the back of my car.

And this was an older driver who claimed he hadn't had an accident in 20+ years. He just got impatient, like soooo many other drivers I see on the roads these days.

No, speed is not the be and end all of accidents. But I tell you what, it does increase your chances of having one, and there's no way it can be justified. "Oh, but it was safe speeding". Bullshit, there's no such thing.

Provost Harrison
09-12-2006, 00:58:06
Yeah, I get annoyed with people making rash decisions when motoring when all that is required sometimes is a bit of patience and common sense. Especially when you consider the actual time savings. And Mr 'Drive Up My Arse', if I have identified a hazard ahead which, in all likelihood, you have not judging by my driving, I am not going to accelerate, especially with you bugging me. In fact that is going to make me slow down further to take into account your f**kwittedness!