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(CNN)   Reflective triangle about as effective as a seat belt when an SUV runs you over.   (robots.cnn.com) divider line 94
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2002-06-22 12:15:41 PM
When you're driving in a backroads area at night, , it helps if you WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING! What an asshead.
 
2002-06-22 12:16:55 PM
SUV drivers often care less than others about how they drive because they are so big and people have to get out of the way.

biatches put down the latte and the cell phone and learn to drive.
 
2002-06-22 12:17:44 PM
no sheeiat
 
2002-06-22 12:18:58 PM
SUVs are even worse in the city where you have to watch out for these asshats making right turns from the left lane. Grr...

This is very sad. I feel bad for their families. This guy desevers a nice stiff sentance.
 
2002-06-22 12:20:15 PM
nice headline.
soda on the keyboard, etc..
 
2002-06-22 12:22:13 PM
I happen to approve of SUVs, as they make it much easier to tell who the assholes are.
 
2002-06-22 12:22:44 PM
Too bad about the children. And, that poor horse getting buttholed with that buggy.
 
2002-06-22 12:23:02 PM
Guylorensmith:
Hahaha... Good call.
 
2002-06-22 12:23:29 PM
That sucka better start greasing his Gap, if you know what I mean.
 
2002-06-22 12:23:56 PM
The buggy not only had the required safety equipment, but also lights, which are not required. There's no way any even slightly attentive driver could have not seen them. This guy needs to spend many many years in a small cell with his new boyfriend Bubba.
 
2002-06-22 12:25:02 PM
Hey now, I drive an SUV. I am not an asshat, asshole or any of the like. The only reason you see more idiots in SUV's is there are more SUV's on the road.

If more people were driving subcompacts we would be saying that people in subcompacts are the assholes.

[/rant]
 
gm
2002-06-22 12:26:57 PM
"There were 66 crashes in Pennsylvania involving a vehicle and a horse-drawn buggy in 2000, the latest year for which figures are available, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Three people died in the crashes and 76 were injured."

I'm speachless. What kind of morons can't see a horse and buggie traveling at the absolute max 20 miles per hour?
 
2002-06-22 12:28:00 PM
running over amish people can't be good karma.
 
2002-06-22 12:29:24 PM
Sorry buddy, but there's no way the majority of vehicles on the road are SUV's, it's just that the majority of vehicles that do stupid shiat and therefore get noticed by other drivers are SUV's.

In my experience, SUV's make up about one out of every three or four vehicles on the road at the most.

95% of the time someone cuts me off or does some other idiot thing to try to kill me on the road, it's an SUV. SUV drivers tend to drive like egotistical maniacs with little regard for the safety of others. This is probably because they're lulled into a false sense of security and power by driving those behemoths.
 
2002-06-22 12:29:32 PM
The problem is that an asshead in an SUV can do a lot more damage than a subcompact.

Notice that the SUV was ABLE to drive away, after demolishing a buggy and killing two children and a horse.
 
2002-06-22 12:30:02 PM
As usual the retarded reporter writing the article does not include all of the pertinent facts. We are to assume that this accident took place after dark when orange reflectors might have had some bearing on the result?
Where do they get these morons who write today? Probably from the same bin that they found this jerk 22 year old driver whom the article does not say was drinking or drunk but we can infer that he was.
 
2002-06-22 12:33:34 PM
Little Known Fact: If you drive a big SUV such as a Ford Excursion, Tahoe or even an Audi, Lexus, Cadillac, you have more rights on the road than anyone else. Oh yes, it's true, just ask anyone who drives one.
 
2002-06-22 12:34:53 PM
"Hey now, I drive an SUV. I am not an asshat, asshole or any of the like."

That's what they all say, asshat.
 
2002-06-22 12:35:52 PM
This is why I drive a minivan. The assholes in SUVs try to push me out of the way and expect me to move like everyone else, but I'm big enough that when I dont move they dont know what to do and swirve all the way back across the road. The world would be a better place without dicks in SUVs, or even worse, asian women on their cell phones doing their makeup and yelling at the kids in the back of the SUV. Sometimes I just want to run them off the road into a telephone poll and then I would do a little happy dance around the flaming wreck and cook marshmallows on the fire and charge cubscouts $5 a head to camp out and use the flaming wreck as a camp fire, and then I would toss a scout on whenever the fire got low. damn scouts. *happydance*
 
2002-06-22 12:36:14 PM
Johnz16:
While many bad drivers do drive subcompacts, subcompacts are not 5 times more likely to kill someone in an accident like SUVs are... Therefore, the bad drivers that drive SUVs are much more dangerous...
 
2002-06-22 12:37:57 PM
As far as SUV's being able to just drive away from an accident, it's alot less likely. They don't have the same safety standards as cars and tend to crumble like tinfoil when hit. Those lexus SUV's and the like are just cars lifted up a little with a differnt body on them. You could do plenty of damage with a large cadillac car as you could with any SUV.

So nyah!
 
2002-06-22 12:38:30 PM
Let's end the SUV flame war now. It does seem that many SUV drivers are asshats. However, not all SUV drivers are. Some even have a need for the things.
Also, to the headline writer- I know you were joking. However, I used to have a 1989 Toyota Tercel (itty-bitty fvcking car, but excellent mileage and NEVER gave me problems) about a year and a half ago, I was hit by a guy driving a 1- ton, crew cab 4WD Ford dually pickup truck- basically the largest pickup truck out there. I was wearing my seat belt. My car was demolished. Aside from a little soreness a few hours after the accident, I was just fine. Seatbelts work- even when there is a huge disparity in size/ weight of the vehicles involved. Actually, the unbelted driver of the truck was hurt by his airbag- airbags only work right when you're belted, and can harm you if you're not.

as for this particular asshat driver, the one who hit the buggy, he needs to go die.
 
2002-06-22 12:38:56 PM
Faramir:
"...run them off the road into a telephone poll and then I would do a little happy dance around the flaming wreck"

bwuahAHAHHAHAh Happy Dance... hahaha
 
2002-06-22 12:39:35 PM
A dumbshiat with a butterknife is not as dangerous a dumbshiat with a machine gun.
 
2002-06-22 12:42:21 PM
Johnz16:
I care not about the poor Lexus SUVs without adequate crash protection. Not that I don't care about the occupants, but chances are the drivers will be fine due to the sheer size of their truck thingy. What bothers me is a 3 ton hunk of steel barreling into a 1 ton hunk of steel. It's just physics. The small cars get the shaft...
 
2002-06-22 12:43:33 PM
Rbuzby:
Much better put. Thanks :)
 
2002-06-22 12:45:12 PM
Nobody who lives in any state other than Nebraska or rural Vermont needs to own an SUV bigger than a Pathfinder. They are symbols of unbridled egotism, they are unsafe for everyone else on the road, and they are impossible to see around in parking lots. I hate them, and I am disgusted by owners of them. fark the flame war accusation. No dancing around the issue. SUV's suck.
 
2002-06-22 12:47:00 PM
suv drivers are hard up rich mother farkers that think their on top of the world and shiat cause they got their valuim and shiat, etc etc. but anyway...
 
2002-06-22 12:48:01 PM
GizmoToy
My point is my truck weighs less than a 7 series BMW. If I got into a minor accident with the BMW, my truck would probably have more damage. It's the person driving the vehicle, not the vehicle as Rbuzby suggests.
 
2002-06-22 12:49:46 PM
TheEnd: I am far from rich. I wish I were, then I would have my Corvette. Then I could really drive like an asshole.
 
2002-06-22 12:49:50 PM
06-22-02 12:35:52 PM Faramir
This is why I drive a minivan. The assholes in SUVs try to push me out of the way and expect me to move like everyone else, but I'm big enough that when I dont move they dont know what to do and swirve all the way back across the road. The world would be a better place without dicks in SUVs, or even worse, asian women on their cell phones doing their makeup and yelling at the kids in the back of the SUV. Sometimes I just want to run them off the road into a telephone poll and then I would do a little happy dance around the flaming wreck and cook marshmallows on the fire and charge cubscouts $5 a head to camp out and use the flaming wreck as a camp fire, and then I would toss a scout on whenever the fire got low. damn scouts. *happydance*

"That's funny because it's soooooo true."
 
2002-06-22 12:52:30 PM
Let's just end this right here. If someone would build a decent AFFORDABLE station wagon, I wouldn't have to drive an SUV!
 
2002-06-22 12:54:42 PM
Driving SUVs amounts to handing the terrorists the keys to the treasury.
 
2002-06-22 12:55:20 PM
 
2002-06-22 12:55:57 PM
Question for SUV owners....Are working blinkers optional? and if they are...are they too expensive for you to get them? 99% of SUV owners don't know what a blinker is.
 
2002-06-22 12:55:59 PM
Instead of jail, the driver should be given house, at the house of the judge who made the stupid triangle ruling.

I've never had a SUV try to force himself in front of my car. Of course it helps when your car is thirty years old and school bus yellow, not too mention 18 feet long and almost 2.6 tons. ;)
 
2002-06-22 12:56:22 PM
I love pissing off asshat drivers (not only SUVs, but the 50-yr-old males in those 1999 PT Cruisers, etc). My favorite is when we're on a two or three lane highway, with a slow driver in the right lane, and me in the left lane with said asshat driver riding my ass, obviously looking to pass. I stay right along with the slow car for a while, occassionally tapping my brake light. When that gets old, I move up and let the asshat switch to the right lane to pass me. Then I speed up to the next car in front and box the asshat in so they still can't go anywhere. It's pretty safe and always gets a horn or finger.
 
2002-06-22 12:57:22 PM
Ok, here's what I think should happen. Just like you need a special license to drive a mototcycle, there should be a special license required to drive a SUV. The reasoning is the fact than a SUV doesn't handle like a car at all, and requires special skills to drive properly.
 
2002-06-22 12:57:30 PM
fifty bucks says this shiathead will be out and driving again (probably illegally, to boot) within 5 years.
 
2002-06-22 12:58:13 PM
Rubble: What the hell are you driving? My first car was a 77' Ford LTD station wagon,and I thought that was huge.
 
2002-06-22 12:59:52 PM
If your in LA 99% of these gasshoggs will drive like they own the road. Cutting anyone off, going over curbs, parking on the sidewalk, pulling up so close your blinded by their headlights, gee I could go on and on. As far as I'm concerned they are all a bunch of selfish morons who are more interested in their status than the enormous cost to the environment. FARK OFF YOU S.U.V. BASTARDS!!!
FLAME ON!!
 
2002-06-22 01:01:03 PM
If you live in LA, 99% of these gasshoggs will drive like they own the road. Cutting anyone off, going over curbs, parking on the sidewalk, pulling up so close your blinded by their headlights, gee I could go on and on. As far as I'm concerned they are all a bunch of selfish morons who are more interested in their status than the enormous cost to the environment. FARK OFF YOU S.U.V. BASTARDS!!!
FLAME ON!!
 
gm
2002-06-22 01:09:18 PM
SUVs get what, 2 MPG? Do you really think they have consideration for anyone? Don't get me wrong, I love pollution and I don't hug trees all day, but those things are a bit excessive.

My day of vengence will come when I buy a tank and treat EVERY SUV driver the same way they have so kindly treated me.
 
2002-06-22 01:09:47 PM
Johnz16: So, you calling Corvette drivers assholes?? If so, Piss off. If not, elaborate please.

/end probable flame
 
2002-06-22 01:11:04 PM
....actually, I might drive like an ass down here. Too many farking people that drive like crap ; )
 
2002-06-22 01:12:27 PM
I say we get a Yugo, a Civic, a F350, and an Excursion and set em loose on the road and tell the drivers to kill each other. I guarentee the SUV will win. Then, as the driver is obviously an asshole, we shoot him in the head and roast his body on any of the 3 new flaming wrecks and once again, all do a happydance; but this time we happydance to the themesong from CHiPs
 
2002-06-22 01:12:38 PM
BTW.....12 y/o aunt? WTF?
 
2002-06-22 01:14:49 PM
Devolmann: By no means am I calling Corvette drivers assholes. A Corvette would just allow me to corner and accelerate far better than my SUV allows. That just means I can piss off more people far quicker.

I must go, the NHL draft is about to begin, I no longer have time to add fuel to the fire.
 
2002-06-22 01:17:07 PM
Cars that are too big suck for lots of reasons... but the majority of the people who 'hate SUVs' are the same kind fo people that think that banning objects is the answer to all life's problems.
 
2002-06-22 01:18:02 PM
Patik2: I've seen several people run off the road for deliberately impeding an aggressive/impatient driver. It does make that person even more angry and reckless. Plus they're the kinds of people who pull out guns and start shooting.

I would strongly recommend just letting the asshat go around you so you don't endanger yourself (unless it's the PT Cruiser and then you probably don't have anything to worry about).
 
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