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(TMZ)   Paul Walker's family believes small road bumps designed for safety killed their son   (tmz.com) divider line 166
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2013-12-12 10:16:18 AM

Bruce Campbell: Dwight_Yeast: Porsche is going to end up paying out; they've had to pay in suits over this model before.

I don't think it's that likely if they weren't using the MFG recommended tires, and even less so were on racing rather than DOT approved tires.


good point.

But also LA and a celebrity wrongful death suit jersey
 
2013-12-12 10:34:54 AM

Dwight_Yeast: But also LA and a celebrity wrongful death suit jersey


It doesn't help that this is pretty much Craig McClellan's (who's made a long and valuable career in suing Porsche) backyard and I am sure he's been in contact with next of kin, but if past precedent holds true, any judgment will be attributed most significantly to driver, and if I had to guess, at most 3% to Porsche (considering the extent they went to tire development) because jurors tend to throw blame everywhere and it seems at random.
 
2013-12-12 03:04:34 PM

Mikey1969: Actually, subby, you left part of it out. Of course, it doesn't have the sensationalistic 'pop' when you include the full sentence:

Paul Walker died after the speeding Porsche in which he was riding hydroplaned on reflective plastic markers in the street ... at least that's what his family and accident reconstruction experts believe.

I know, I know... It's cooler when you can paint the family as a bunch of amateur schmucks who don't know what they're talking about, right? BTW, the "Botts' Dots" thing has been a theory since the first day.


Is it really hydroplaning?
 
2013-12-12 03:14:22 PM

Medic Zero: Mikey1969: Actually, subby, you left part of it out. Of course, it doesn't have the sensationalistic 'pop' when you include the full sentence:

Paul Walker died after the speeding Porsche in which he was riding hydroplaned on reflective plastic markers in the street ... at least that's what his family and accident reconstruction experts believe.

I know, I know... It's cooler when you can paint the family as a bunch of amateur schmucks who don't know what they're talking about, right? BTW, the "Botts' Dots" thing has been a theory since the first day.

Is it really hydroplaning?


THAT is the million dollar question... As I understand it, the car did the same thing as if it were hydroplaning, but there obviously was no water involved, so I can see why they use the term, but I do wonder what the better term would be. "Dotting", maybe?
 
2013-12-12 03:43:02 PM

sovietski: YetAnotherTacitus: I think these dots are not really speed bumps - just the reminders to keep you in your lane (although its hard to tell from the picture). Plus to quote from the article:

"a car going speeds approaching 90 MPH will lose traction after hitting a series of Botts' Dots "

I guess this "proves" the driver was driving in an unsafe manner.

Those dots are in Dallas too, as lane markers. Never knew what they were called and I lived there for 4 years.

They made getting over into another lane interesting, but I never took them at 90 mph.

I don't understand. If the driver wanted to drive stupidly/recklessly (and assuming Walker didn't encourage him), why didn't they just go rent a track* to turn the car loose? Why get stupid on surface streets?

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Because they are better than you.  Walker's douche-stache was proof of that!
 
2013-12-12 04:03:31 PM

YetAnotherTacitus: I think these dots are not really speed bumps - just the reminders to keep you in your lane (although its hard to tell from the picture). Plus to quote from the article:

"a car going speeds approaching 90 MPH will lose traction after hitting a series of Botts' Dots "

I guess this "proves" the driver was driving in an unsafe manner.


if this prevents idiots from going 90 MPH, then i consider this an additional feature of this product.
 
2013-12-12 04:06:05 PM
FTFA:

Porsche sent out a memo to dealers back in 2004, warning about control problems with the Carrera GT, saying, "This vehicle cannot drive over a Foster Beer can that is lying on its side.  It will crush the can and damage the carbon fiber under panels," adding, "You need to be aware of what type of road surface you are on (dips, pot holes, seam heights, etc.)."
 
2013-12-12 04:48:08 PM

Mikey1969: Medic Zero: Mikey1969: Actually, subby, you left part of it out. Of course, it doesn't have the sensationalistic 'pop' when you include the full sentence:

Paul Walker died after the speeding Porsche in which he was riding hydroplaned on reflective plastic markers in the street ... at least that's what his family and accident reconstruction experts believe.

I know, I know... It's cooler when you can paint the family as a bunch of amateur schmucks who don't know what they're talking about, right? BTW, the "Botts' Dots" thing has been a theory since the first day.

Is it really hydroplaning?

THAT is the million dollar question... As I understand it, the car did the same thing as if it were hydroplaning, but there obviously was no water involved, so I can see why they use the term, but I do wonder what the better term would be. "Dotting", maybe?


Walkering.
 
2013-12-12 04:48:48 PM

Mikey1969: Seequinn: What do those  accident reconstruction experts say about the speed the vehicle was moving at that allowed it to start hydoplaning in the first place?   And continue hydroplaning on the other three tires that did not come in contact with the road markers?   Does the family of Roger Rodas concur?

Probably that it was going fast enough for this to happen in the first place.

MFAWG: The dots were only an issue because of the speed involved.

That added nothing to the conversation, but thanks.


Damn, is that the bar now?
 
2013-12-12 04:51:08 PM

R.A.Danny: On-Off: Racecar?
Are you serious?
This is what we are talking about, right?
[autopixx.de image 700x583]
it weight 1.4 tonns, has doors you can open, windows you can open electricaly, and so on, and no mandatory etinguisher, roll-bar,...
It may be less bling than other porches, but still more bling than racecar

Fine, it's an assault weapon.


No.  It's a dessert topping.
 
2013-12-12 04:53:44 PM

Medic Zero: Mikey1969: Medic Zero: Mikey1969: Actually, subby, you left part of it out. Of course, it doesn't have the sensationalistic 'pop' when you include the full sentence:

Paul Walker died after the speeding Porsche in which he was riding hydroplaned on reflective plastic markers in the street ... at least that's what his family and accident reconstruction experts believe.

I know, I know... It's cooler when you can paint the family as a bunch of amateur schmucks who don't know what they're talking about, right? BTW, the "Botts' Dots" thing has been a theory since the first day.

Is it really hydroplaning?

THAT is the million dollar question... As I understand it, the car did the same thing as if it were hydroplaning, but there obviously was no water involved, so I can see why they use the term, but I do wonder what the better term would be. "Dotting", maybe?

Walkering.


LOL, it could be the new term... It's really pretty Fetch, if you ask me. :-)
 
2013-12-12 05:00:13 PM
Maybe he was trying to become one with nature? Seems to have taken the advice a bit literally though what with trying to merge with that tree. If that tree hadn't been there he might have gone a little further and hit the building instead. Then he could have been another brick in the wall.
 
2013-12-12 05:15:46 PM

Old_Chief_Scott: rickythepenguin: [cdn-media.hollywood.com image 306x306]

FarkingReading: PAUL WALKER DIED.

FarkingReading: /yes, I intend to be this annoying in every PAUL WALKER thread from now on


RIP LUKE SKYWALKER

And Aunt Baroo too...


Will she be cremated as well?
 
2013-12-12 05:24:07 PM

Rann Xerox: R.A.Danny: On-Off: Racecar?
Are you serious?
This is what we are talking about, right?
[autopixx.de image 700x583]
it weight 1.4 tonns, has doors you can open, windows you can open electricaly, and so on, and no mandatory etinguisher, roll-bar,...
It may be less bling than other porches, but still more bling than racecar

Fine, it's an assault weapon.

No.  It's a dessert topping.


It's a floor wax?
 
2013-12-12 07:30:27 PM

Dwight_Yeast: FormlessOne: Pocket Ninja: It's funny what small road bumps will do when some asshole displays a criminal disregard of any safe speed limit.

And equips his speeding roadster with slicks. But, of course, if the parents can establish even a tiny shred of doubt, they can then work up a nice payday.

Porsche is going to end up paying out; they've had to pay in suits over this model before.

What I'm worried is that they'll sue CalDOT or the manufacturer and end up getting the road dots banned. They're really freaking useful and like I said they do save lives.


I'm with you on that one. The road dots are useful, and the vehicle's known issues really should ring warning bells in any jury contemplating the idea that the dots are at fault.
 
2013-12-12 08:29:27 PM

machoprogrammer: I know he wasn't driving


You apparently just learned this rather important piece of information.

but his friend was and he could've told his friend to stop doing something so stupid.

How exactly does that work? One just tells someone to stop doing something stupid and they magically stop?
 
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