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Old 11-25-2014, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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You might want to do some reading to understand the car safety progress and the importance of absorbing the energy created during a crush.
Unfortunately old american cars had no crumple zone created to protect passengers, in reality size alone does not help to protect passengers.

Crumple Zone - Crash Test
I know all about that. I have been reading about cars for over 35 years.

I was comparing old cars with other old cars.
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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Is that supposed to be a curve?
Yes, it's a curve. Drive your car on that road, aim straight ahead, and you would end up off the road and onto the field to right!

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It looks more like what one would see on an interstate highway and take at 70-80+ mph without even noticing.
No, it's a surface street with sidewalks, intersections and traffic lights. If it were a highway, the speed limit would be higher (it's 50 mph on the straight part and 40 mph on the curved part). Gee, some people can't accept some things! Believe it... it's a curved road in which I have even seen some drivers brake through (they are going about 50 mph and brake down to 40-45 mph) and not a highway!
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