Yes, a private group going after a political (or in many ways, politisized) group. Imagine that.
Agreed.moparmodelfan said:Ditlow is doing this so he can run around to his like minded friends and crow about how "powerful and influential he is". He is nothing but a whiny little nobody. I would only agree to the new test if these two idiots agreed to be the crash test dummies!!!!!
Imagine that.. Improper brakes and texting while driving a commercial vehicle... That's a big no-no... She should be going after tougher standards for commercial drivers and texting while driving...ptschett said:I was curious what had happened to the truck driver in Embrey's story as well... he apparently was sentenced to 4 months in jail (360 day sentence but 240 days were suspended), given 2 years unsupervised probation and a $2500 fine. His truck had improper brake equipment and he had been texting shortly before the accident.
That's something I'd sign. No doubt it's a tragedy that those people lost their lives in the incident she unfortunately witnessed and subsequently has now consumed her life. But people perish in car wrecks every day in this country. It's a chance we all take when we go out on the roads.Stratuscaster said:At the very least - an agenda.
I'm on record as protesting the protest, and am crafting a response to send to the parties involved.
And at one time most vehicles (other than pickup trucks) had the gas tank behind the rear axle. It was very common.HemiDayton said:What came out of it is that the industry standard placement location for fuel tanks is in front of the rear axle but Chrysler put the two recalled Jeep fuel tanks behind the rear axle, in a vulnerable position. No other SUV make does that and most vehicles of any kind don't do that.
Do you really think there is "nothing but a rear plastic bumper" protecting the vehicle? Remove the plastic and you'll see there's more to it than that.HemiDayton said:It is just plain stupid to put a gas tank behind the immovable hard metal rear axle where nothing but the rear plastic bumper is protecting it from rupturing in a rear end collision.
A lot of cars including Chrysler (My 71 had the tank filler behind the license plate) had the filler located there. Very common in the past. Fuel tanks were almost universally under the floor of the trunk for years.dak4x4 said:Granted the gas tank behind the rear axle is not optimum if your rear ended; however most all cars were made that way from the 1920's onward.
In the heyday of Ralph Nader's assault on the Corvair, GM got the bright idea of placing the gas filler tube behind a fold down rear license plate holder centered in the bumper.. If memory serves, this fueling arrangement was used on misized Buicks, Pontiacs, Olds etc. You flipped down the license plate, and removed the gas cap to gas up, the gas cap could be inserted to block the spring loaded plate down while pumping gas. I saw more than one of these cars driving away from the gas pump--- the driver having forgot to return the cap to the filler neck so these cars trailed a stream of raw gas during acceleration. And the filler neck on a flimsy rear bumper offered not one whit of protection durning a rear end wreck and could be snapped off easily dumping gas on the street. Where was Ralph Nader talking about this? Not a word from him, he was too busy destroying the Corvair over dubious issues of much less hazard.
Ummm... even John DeLorean said that Ralph Nader was absolutely right about the Corvair. When's the last time you saw James Dean in a movie? I disagree with much of what's done in recent years but not about Corvair. The problem was it felt perfectly safe until you were out of control. My [Pennsy-built 1979] Rabbit was similar and many of my Rabbit driving friends ended up flipping them or in a ditch or pointed the wrong way on the Interstate. (For me, it was just the wrong way on an entrance ramp after hitting an invisible patch of sand.)Where was Ralph Nader talking about this? Not a word from him, he was too busy destroying the Corvair over dubious issues of much less hazard.
Ask yourself why they were moved out.Fuel tanks were almost universally under the floor of the trunk for years