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(Jalopnik)   Driving with your windows open decreases your risk of death to 100%, like everything   (jalopnik.com) divider line
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3042 clicks; posted to Geek » on 08 Aug 2020 at 3:45 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-08 3:49:39 AM  
I'll remember that if I'm ever driving around Ghaziabad, India.
 
2020-08-08 4:41:26 AM  
I never liked the wind noise anyway.
 
2020-08-08 5:08:01 AM  
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Great news for BMW drivers.
 
2020-08-08 6:14:47 AM  
No matter what third world shiat-hole city we visited, pollution was bad.

Amazing.
 
2020-08-08 6:39:29 AM  
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Chewing gum helps.
 
2020-08-08 7:31:04 AM  
Lol... city folk are killing themselves so the can be within walking distance to a Starbucks.
 
2020-08-08 7:35:33 AM  
We're at a point in tech where having the power plant directly on your vehicle is stupid for 99% of the driving population.
 
2020-08-08 7:47:42 AM  

LaChanz: Lol... city folk are killing themselves so the can be within walking distance to a Starbucks.


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2020-08-08 8:00:37 AM  
Oh FFS.
 
2020-08-08 8:39:11 AM  

Skyfrog: I'll remember that if I'm ever driving around Ghaziabad, India.


Article is about third world shiatholes.  Been watching the news lately?
 
2020-08-08 9:02:36 AM  
The other day I was driving down the road, going around 45 to 50mph, with the windows down when the person in front of me, maybe two car lengths ahead, blew their cigarette smoke out the window and came right in my car.

Now as a former smoker I thought nothing of it at first as I probably did this a million times, but then it struck me...Covid19.   Not in the literal seance but if this guys second had smoke got in my lungs from 30ft away image if he or any of the hundreds of other driving with their windows down had Covid and was breathing out the windows their Covid filled breath also is getting in.

Now i know the virus particles behaves differently in a fluid then smoke does but still....*shudder*
 
2020-08-08 9:34:38 AM  
What about the BEES? And Murder Hornets?
 
2020-08-08 10:07:24 AM  
Sounds like a goos reason to live somewhere that doesn't have lots of pollution caused by cars
 
2020-08-08 10:17:16 AM  
I always thought it would make a good Bud Light "Real Men of Genius" ad.

"Today we salute you, Mr driving-70mph-with-all-the-windows-dow​n-on-a-hot-day."

"Sure, you have a functioning air conditioner in your three-year-old Accord but the world needs to see that you are the kind of guy who embraces the chaos."

Eh, you guys get the point. I'm not pn after all.
 
2020-08-08 11:44:44 AM  

dittybopper: Skyfrog: I'll remember that if I'm ever driving around Ghaziabad, India.

Article is about third world shiatholes.  Been watching the news lately?


Los Angeles?
 
2020-08-08 12:02:19 PM  
I drive with the windows open for two reasons: first, my AC broke over a year ago. Second, it lets out the cigarette smoke that otherwise would stay in the car.

But I hotbox when I smoke weed.
 
2020-08-08 12:05:29 PM  
Driving with the windows down during peak commuting hours showed a 90 percent rise in pollution exposure. The safest was driving during non-peak hours with the windows up and air recirculation turned on to allow cabin filters to do their work.

Try measuring CO2 levels in your car when you do that. I know I did, and they quickly reached over 2000 ppm, which is way past the point where you start feeling the initial effects on cognition.  So I guess pick your poison/danger.
 
2020-08-08 12:17:01 PM  

Alphax: I never liked the wind noise anyway.


Your car has a volume knob for a reason moran!
 
2020-08-08 12:17:28 PM  
I'm so hard core I drive with my windshield down
 
2020-08-08 12:21:03 PM  
It has ceased to be a problem for me decades ago, but may have had lingering effects on my behavior.

When I was a child, I had terrible motion sickness.  Windows down was about the only thing that alleviated the nausea. It may have had something to do with adding the sensation of motion to the visual cues, while my body was strapped immobile.

I still crack a window whenever I am in a car, even in winter.
 
2020-08-08 12:32:38 PM  
It has to be blizzarding or monsoon raining for me to button up the windows when I drive. The additional ability to hear more of the outside world adds to my situational awareness - even if I have the radio cranked, as is my wont.  You can hear sirens coming from farther away, hear trucks and cars coming out of hidden driveways or around corners, hear what your own engine and suspension are doing, and yes, like some reincarnated golden retriever, I like the wind passing over and around me as I drive.
 
2020-08-08 12:57:35 PM  

AngryDragon: dittybopper: Skyfrog: I'll remember that if I'm ever driving around Ghaziabad, India.

Article is about third world shiatholes.  Been watching the news lately?

Los Angeles?


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2020-08-08 12:58:44 PM  

nyseattitude: I'm so hard core I drive with my windshield down


I'm so hard core I drive with my pants down.
 
2020-08-08 1:02:26 PM  

Any Pie Left: It has to be blizzarding or monsoon raining for me to button up the windows when I drive. The additional ability to hear more of the outside world adds to my situational awareness - even if I have the radio cranked, as is my wont.  You can hear sirens coming from farther away, hear trucks and cars coming out of hidden driveways or around corners, hear what your own engine and suspension are doing, and yes, like some reincarnated golden retriever, I like the wind passing over and around me as I drive.


I get that, I even used to own a convertible (Triumph Spitfire) and a motorcycle.

But I do most of my ham radio operating in the car these days, and as you're aware I'm a CW guy, so I don't need the added white noise.  Usually A/C or heat is on, windows up, and system on recirc.
 
2020-08-08 1:18:20 PM  

AngryDragon: dittybopper: Skyfrog: I'll remember that if I'm ever driving around Ghaziabad, India.

Article is about third world shiatholes.  Been watching the news lately?

Los Angeles?


IB dozens of angry hipsters defend their decision to rent a $3000/mo studio there and drive at leadt an hour to go anywhere at all
 
2020-08-08 1:19:03 PM  

nyseattitude: I'm so hard core I drive with my windshield down


Ah, another Jeep owner.
 
2020-08-08 1:33:07 PM  

Any Pie Left: It has to be blizzarding or monsoon raining for me to button up the windows when I drive. The additional ability to hear more of the outside world adds to my situational awareness - even if I have the radio cranked, as is my wont.  You can hear sirens coming from farther away, hear trucks and cars coming out of hidden driveways or around corners, hear what your own engine and suspension are doing, and yes, like some reincarnated golden retriever, I like the wind passing over and around me as I drive.


"I can't hear things like emergency sirens because I have my radio so loud, so instead of turning down the ear damaging volume I just crack a window" is an interesting admission.
 
2020-08-08 1:33:30 PM  
Dangers of driving a convertible:

1) Bird shiat in the car.
2) Trolley wire sparks dropping in the car.
 
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2020-08-08 2:12:13 PM  

Any Pie Left: It has to be blizzarding or monsoon raining for me to button up the windows when I drive. The additional ability to hear more of the outside world adds to my situational awareness - even if I have the radio cranked, as is my wont.  You can hear sirens coming from farther away, hear trucks and cars coming out of hidden driveways or around corners, hear what your own engine and suspension are doing, and yes, like some reincarnated golden retriever, I like the wind passing over and around me as I drive.


Yep, this x 1000.
 
2020-08-08 2:14:03 PM  

Nexzus: Dangers of driving a convertible:

1) Bird shiat in the car.
2) Trolley wire sparks dropping in the car.


Also:
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2020-08-08 2:26:20 PM  

Any Pie Left: It has to be blizzarding or monsoon raining for me to button up the windows when I drive. The additional ability to hear more of the outside world adds to my situational awareness - even if I have the radio cranked, as is my wont.  You can hear sirens coming from farther away, hear trucks and cars coming out of hidden driveways or around corners, hear what your own engine and suspension are doing, and yes, like some reincarnated golden retriever, I like the wind passing over and around me as I drive.


That's why I don't understand bicyclists riding with headphones on. Hey Einstein, if you're so concerned about cars, maybe take off the headphones so you can hear us coming up behind you. Jackass.
 
2020-08-08 2:55:38 PM  

dittybopper: Skyfrog: I'll remember that if I'm ever driving around Ghaziabad, India.

Article is about third world shiatholes.  Been watching the news lately?


No, why? Is something going on?
 
2020-08-08 4:55:43 PM  

bingethinker: That's why I don't understand bicyclists riding with headphones on. Hey Einstein, if you're so concerned about cars, maybe take off the headphones so you can hear us coming up behind you. Jackass.


So you're against deaf people riding bikes?
 
2020-08-08 5:11:13 PM  
If you live in a congested city the air quality on roads sucks. Im shocked.

I drive past at least 2000 some acres of clover in full bloom. Its like huffing honey.
 
2020-08-08 5:58:58 PM  
Brings back memories of how dirty our faces would get after motorcycling 300 miles on the interstate.
Bottom half would be lots darker than the top half.
 
2020-08-08 6:50:41 PM  

kkinnison: Sounds like a goos reason to live somewhere that doesn't have lots of pollution caused by cars


Also a chance to bone one of the Gabor sisters
 
2020-08-08 11:42:13 PM  

Skyfrog: dittybopper: Skyfrog: I'll remember that if I'm ever driving around Ghaziabad, India.

Article is about third world shiatholes.  Been watching the news lately?

No, why? Is something going on?


There was an escape from the off-world colonies two weeks ago. Six replicants: three male, three female. They slaughtered 23 people and jumped a shuttle. An aerial patrol spotted the ship off the coast. No crew, no sight of them. Three nights ago, they tried to break into Tyrell Corporation. Two of them got fried running through an electrical field.
 
2020-08-09 10:02:19 AM  

LaChanz: bingethinker: That's why I don't understand bicyclists riding with headphones on. Hey Einstein, if you're so concerned about cars, maybe take off the headphones so you can hear us coming up behind you. Jackass.

So you're against deaf people riding bikes?


Well, it's probably not the best idea.
 
2020-08-09 10:29:17 AM  

bfh0417: LaChanz: bingethinker: That's why I don't understand bicyclists riding with headphones on. Hey Einstein, if you're so concerned about cars, maybe take off the headphones so you can hear us coming up behind you. Jackass.

So you're against deaf people riding bikes?

Well, it's probably not the best idea.


Deaf people can cycle (and drive) just fine. Don't be ignorant/ableist.
 
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