pkellmey: Hmm, I'm thinking less airbags and something more along the lines of cyclistcatcher (much like the cowcatchers on trains).
acanuck: Yes! Airbag catapults ...It'd serve those tightpantsed, above-the-law, farkers right.Cyclists too
ZAZ: No officer I have no idea who might have wired a stick of dynamite into the airbag igniter circuit.
VoiceOfReason499: While it might be useful for pedestrians, the biggest actual use for this would be preventing deer bodies from breaching the windshield.[www.huntingcentral.net image 640x480]
MythDragon: ^ HTML fail
MythDragon: </i>studies have shown that drivers with antilock brakes follow more closely, and that people in seat belts often drive faster</>Studies go on to show that people with door impact beams, side and curtian airbags, traction control, and limited slip differential often try to jump gorges....because Risk Compensation.
TheHappyCanadian: oh good, so they will tack on $2000 to the price of my car so when Johnny BikeShorts blows a stop sign and hits my car, his helmet-less head hill hit a pillow instead of karma. At least the $2000 bike will be wrecked so I guess it's a fair trade, although having an airbag go off on your car usually means the car is a write-off nowadays.
Dwight_Yeast: If you've ever ended up on the hood of some asshole's car, because he wasn't paying attention, this suddenly becomes a very good idea.
rhiannon: Over at the Urban Country, James Schwartz has a better idea to increase safety:The best way to increase safety for pedestrians and bicyclists is to remove seatbelts from cars and put metal spikes on the steering wheel facing the driver. This will guarantee that drivers will be more cautious while driving.
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