Last edited by Danke; 02-01-2008 at 08:18 AM. Reason: Lets try this again
Haha yeah I saw this a few days ago, it was all over the American news networks. I loved the kids' posts before he bought the farm - less than 24 hours before the incident:M5froth I completley understand where you are coming from assuming that I am irresponsible..that is definetly understandable. I do sometimes make bad decisions but I am young and I do drive safe and I will not endanger the lives of others..and I hope you are not under the impression that I am the one to brag, I have never been that way and never will.
This is quite tragic regardless of whether it is a car or a bike that was involved. The similiarities of this and the scenario played out with a young and over-confident motorcycle rider is something I had never thought of before. The main difference in the outcome of this situation from those involving a motorcycle is that there were 5 casualties.
yah thats pretty shitty
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Man, you'd think a private airport is a pretty good place to do something like that.
It's the same as new kids on big bikes.
Sure, they think they can really ride because they can handle pinning it on the highway for 30 second bursts, but they have NO idea what to do when a corner comes up at speed, something happens in front of them or they have to brake hard.
My question is:
Where was the father?
Why did this 18 year old have access to a 500hp car?
This is not much worse than the drunk native guy bringing his kids to the neighbors house in t-shirts at -40 and letting them die.
IMO giving your son the keys to his coffin is on the same level.
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As for this story, the kid was 18, he should have been able to look after himself.
18 = Young, dumb and full of cum.
Add together 3 more young, dumb and full of cum 18 year old's and you've got as DNA noted, an EPIC FAILURE!
Of course the drunk fool killing the toddlers is worse, but it's along the same line of neglect and poor parenting leading to your kids death.
What is that saying, about rating a country based on the number of children that die...
Sorry, didn't mean to imply that the toddlersicles wasn't worse than this.
M5 - 0
Father - 0
Community - 0
Intelligence - 0
Oak Tree - 5
You forgot natural selection...
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Maybe this helps explain why some of us post statements urging caution and restraint in threads that young new riders who own bikes beyond their experience will read.
Stunting on city streets, speeding in town/traffic, my novelty head covering is just fine, I don't need gear, etc. They'll all end the same way, even if it's not as spectacularly tragic as 5 people dying in an M5.
Scott, an airport might be a great place for this, if they knew what they were looking at. Most airports have distance remaining markers down the side of the runway, so you'd know how much longer before the road ran out. But in this case, I suspect the driver didn't know that, and being late at night he probably couldn't see the end of the runway coming up.
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I've got a pickup with more weight and half or less the HP and all the magical anti-skid, anti-lock, anti-wheelspin software and I can still drift it out of shape if I pitch the wheels on a slippery corner. At that point I just have to sit tight and wait for traction to materialize. I can't imagine how much grip ZR's do not have on a dirt berm.