BMW M5 Crash...tragic

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TallestBabyEver

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Saw this on another forum. Being a pretty crazy driver myself it kinda makes me sit and think about my driving habits. Sad part is the guy in the accident talks about his high speed problems on a BMW forum. All the warning signs were there, even coming from expert drivers. He didnt listen and now he and 4 others are no longer around.

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Columns/articleId=124526
 

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Wow, that is really sad. It makes me mad when people (of all ages, but especially young drivers because of their lack of experience) think they are invincible behind the wheel. Not only are they endangering their own lives, but the lives of others! When I was 16 and all my friends were getting their licenses, I saw alot of bad decisions made. It makes me thankful that everyone made it through that time. Me, I was always an overly cautious driver when I was young - mostly because I didn't have my own car and was only able to drive my parents' car once in a blue moon. When I finally got a car, it didn't have any horsepower or acceleration that would let me be reckless.
 

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Wow, that is really sad. It makes me mad when people (of all ages, but especially young drivers because of their lack of experience) think they are invincible behind the wheel. Not only are they endangering their own lives, but the lives of others! When I was 16 and all my friends were getting their licenses, I saw alot of bad decisions made. It makes me thankful that everyone made it through that time. Me, I was always an overly cautious driver when I was young - mostly because I didn't have my own car and was only able to drive my parents' car once in a blue moon. When I finally got a car, it didn't have any horsepower or acceleration that would let me be reckless.
Yea im kinda direct opposite when it comes to that. I have a Lexus 2-door coupe with around 200hp. I like to stomp on the gas a lot and push the limits of my car. I did have a run-in with a tree as i was avoiding a deer. I was pushing the car a little bit, but i did lose control. these days im a bit more cautious, but know when i've gone too far. They say that time is the best way to develop drivers skills, but not all of us have that kind of time available weather we know it or not.
 

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They say that time is the best way to develop drivers skills, but not all of us have that kind of time available weather we know it or not.
That is very true, but unfortunately it's hard to understand that until you've gained those skills.
 

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What all those maniac drivers forget is that they're operating over 1 ton of metal (and plastic) that develops quite a force and can easily crush humans, who weigh a measly 80kg and are made of fragile bones and skin.
If you think that you have total control of your car, think again! You don't, even formula 1 drivers don't (does anyone remember Ayrton Senna?).

Personally, I could care less if you wrap yourself and your car around an inanimate object (a wall, or by all means a tree - most trees live to tell the tale) because you lost control of it. You had your life in your hands (literally), so if you f*ck up, you gotta pay the price. What I absolutely hate is the fact that the idiot drivers almost always hurt others - people who drove carefully and had no business being involved.

In other words: If you want to go crazy with your car, don't do it on public roads! Rent a race track, or try private land!

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another dumbass kid with a fast car... you expected something less?
 

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i know this is a stretch, but i think all major cities should have a public race track or drag strip area these invisakids can play at. get them off the streets and onto cheap or free racing areas.
i think we did this in san diego after too many people were illegally street racing at night and causing very tragic accidents. also, local gangs and betting rings started to get into it and made it even more dangerous. so a handful of local racers, policed, and concerned parents got together and used the local football stadium to hold races. from what i've heard it was great and there was a special day where you could race an actual police cruiser with it's lights on to get that feeling you were being chased :).
there's so many ways to think these things through.
 

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It's not a stretch...

it's something we street racers have been begging the govts for for a long time now...

"street legal" drags on closed off roads happen some out in cali... but not anywhere else...
 

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if you want to do something you can always team up with your local amateur racing club like the SCCA.
 
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First I want to say, Damn those lucky ass rich kids and going to ruin it for themselfs and others!!! Anyways it is a sad story, 4 linnocent lives lost and one life lost from a foolish decision. I'll admit, I drive a little wreckless sometimes but I never exceed 80mph, and only do that when I am REALLY in a rush. Only timesI have gone above that is just to top out my car to see what it is capable of, each time I have done it (twice) was on a national interstate highway after midnight so 98% of vehicles were tractor trailers, which all stayed in the right lane, so I just got in the left lane and topped my car out at 130mph, which took me about half a mile or a bit more to reach from 70mph, then rode at 130mph for about another half mile then back to 70mph I went.

Yes it is pretty foolish to do this on any road that is not a race track, but what can I say I love speed and fast cars. Like I said I ussually stay at 10-15mph over the speed limit at the MOST. Honestly though I beleive myself to be a good driver, I do not cut people off (unless they cut me off and I can do it to them without indangering anyoe else haha), I stop when I am suppose to and so on. Geuss what? Still ticket free and with only one crash which is not on police records, so according to law I have completly clean driving record of 5 years this summer! :D
 
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