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2021-04-07 9:25:30 PM  

Short Victoria's War: Jesus Christ, it's a tiger!  Get away from the car! [Fark user image 445x284]


I want a bumper sticker that says: "Toonces, take the wheel" with one of those Christian fish decals to be silly
 
2021-04-07 9:28:20 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: I'm sure that SUV is quick, but not "I inadvertently hit the accelerator, and the car jumped from 45 to 75 in a split second" fast.


A posted speed limit of 45 mph in the USA really means an average speed approaching 65 mph. Combine that with someone driving a new, swanky luxury SUV with a sport engine and you get speeds of about 70 mph. Then, a driver who wants to slow down accidentally mashes the accelerator of a twin-turbo engine and it's easy to get into the 80s in a couple of seconds.
 
2021-04-07 9:28:37 PM  
Floor mats.
 
2021-04-07 9:30:38 PM  

darkeyes: Caused by speed.  And he was also going too fast.


Heard on the radio today he was driving 90MPH. and there will be no tickets.
 
2021-04-07 9:32:16 PM  

neilbradley: far more than enough time to take one's foot off the gas when they realize they hit the wrong pedal


The problem with pedal misapplication incidents is that there is a psychological condition where people who mix them up genuinely believe they are stepping on the brake pedal. They jam the accelerator to the floor and cannot physically or psychologically distinguish that they are not stepping on the brake pedal. They jam that pedal to the floor and enter a zone of confusion where they cannot figure out why the car is accelerating and they blame it on "the computer" or whatever they think is controlling the car - anything but blaming it on themselves. They literally lose their mind, do not know what they are doing, and will perpetually insist that they are not the cause of the accident.
 
2021-04-07 9:37:31 PM  

Vtimlin: TwilightZone: The truth is Tiger is a lousy driver.

Are you saying Asians cant drive or are you saying black people cant drive?


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2021-04-07 9:46:42 PM  
"Woods was driving at an estimated 84 to 87 mph during the Feb. 23 accident in Southern California, Villanueva said. Woods was driving in a 45 mph zone..."
"Woods was speeding but the decision was made not to issue a citation, the sheriff said."

That's cool. A couple years ago, I was driving 76 in a 55 in CA, and that was a quick $450 ticket.

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2021-04-07 9:56:13 PM  

mrmopar5287: neilbradley: far more than enough time to take one's foot off the gas when they realize they hit the wrong pedal

The problem with pedal misapplication incidents is that there is a psychological condition where people who mix them up genuinely believe they are stepping on the brake pedal. They jam the accelerator to the floor and cannot physically or psychologically distinguish that they are not stepping on the brake pedal. They jam that pedal to the floor and enter a zone of confusion where they cannot figure out why the car is accelerating and they blame it on "the computer" or whatever they think is controlling the car - anything but blaming it on themselves. They literally lose their mind, do not know what they are doing, and will perpetually insist that they are not the cause of the accident.


It's one reason why every car made today has a data recorder that records the position of the pedals. Unequivocal evidence of what was happening during an unintended acceleration event
 
2021-04-07 10:03:39 PM  
I've lived 5 years in the South Bay (Hermosa) and spent quite a bit of time in PV. Most of Mrs Shirley's family still lives in PVE and we're down that way quite often and are familiar with the area, so...

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2021-04-07 10:04:58 PM  
On my way home after driving a big automatic teleporter all day in a powerful manual car, as I got to a junction it took me an extra second to realise I had to press the clutch peddle and not just the brake. No danger but it could have been fatal.
Same thing can happen when you drive golf carts all day your brain ain't always in gear and you forget the clutch.
 
2021-04-07 10:06:46 PM  
Cat-like reflexes. Always lands on his feet.
 
2021-04-07 10:11:56 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: mrmopar5287: neilbradley: far more than enough time to take one's foot off the gas when they realize they hit the wrong pedal

The problem with pedal misapplication incidents is that there is a psychological condition where people who mix them up genuinely believe they are stepping on the brake pedal. They jam the accelerator to the floor and cannot physically or psychologically distinguish that they are not stepping on the brake pedal. They jam that pedal to the floor and enter a zone of confusion where they cannot figure out why the car is accelerating and they blame it on "the computer" or whatever they think is controlling the car - anything but blaming it on themselves. They literally lose their mind, do not know what they are doing, and will perpetually insist that they are not the cause of the accident.

It's one reason why every car made today has a data recorder that records the position of the pedals. Unequivocal evidence of what was happening during an unintended acceleration event


Yes. During the height of the Toyota craze there was a housekeeper who rammed a Prius into a brick/stone wall across the street from her employer. She swore she was stepping on the brake. The black box revealed constant accelerator pedal input and then the violent collision.
 
2021-04-07 10:14:41 PM  

TheDirtyNacho: mrmopar5287: neilbradley: far more than enough time to take one's foot off the gas when they realize they hit the wrong pedal

The problem with pedal misapplication incidents is that there is a psychological condition where people who mix them up genuinely believe they are stepping on the brake pedal. They jam the accelerator to the floor and cannot physically or psychologically distinguish that they are not stepping on the brake pedal. They jam that pedal to the floor and enter a zone of confusion where they cannot figure out why the car is accelerating and they blame it on "the computer" or whatever they think is controlling the car - anything but blaming it on themselves. They literally lose their mind, do not know what they are doing, and will perpetually insist that they are not the cause of the accident.

It's one reason why every car made today has a data recorder that records the position of the pedals. Unequivocal evidence of what was happening during an unintended acceleration event


There was also a Camry accident in Wisconsin where an elderly woman rammed into a business she swore she stepped on the brake. The accident was caught on surveillance video and revealed no brake application (brake lights illuminated) until she was plowed through the wall of the business. She continued to insist that she was being blamed for something that was not her fault.
 
2021-04-07 10:16:27 PM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: It's believed that Woods inadvertently hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Capt. James Powers said.

Bill-f*cking-sh*t. I'm sure that SUV is quick, but not "I inadvertently hit the accelerator, and the car jumped from 45 to 75 in a split second" fast.
I've inadvertently hit the accelerator before, but the car accelerates maybe 2-3mph before I lift my foot.
How much more will the police protect Tiger?


I didn't read it that way.  They're not saying a pedal mix up was the cause of the excessive speed.  They're saying once the car was out of control he smashed the gas rather than the brake, which explains the lack of braking in the black box recorder.
 
2021-04-07 10:40:15 PM  

Vtimlin: TwilightZone: The truth is Tiger is a lousy driver.

Are you saying Asians cant drive or are you saying black people cant drive?


I'm saying Tiger can drive, he's just bad at it.
 
2021-04-07 10:58:03 PM  
Woods probably paid for the next 10 policemen's balls
 
2021-04-07 11:13:17 PM  

TwilightZone: The truth is Tiger is a lousy driver.


He should take a softer approach to travel and just putt around town after being layed up like this.
 
2021-04-07 11:15:34 PM  

Leader O'Cola: 85 in a 45 and a past "incident"

Yet no blood draw....

Celeb justice


Look on the bright side. He got white celeb treatment. That's progress.
 
2021-04-07 11:20:49 PM  

Gooch: Woods probably paid for the next 10 policemen's balls


So... 20 balls then?
 
2021-04-07 11:21:29 PM  
Caused by speed, that's good work there Lou.
 
2021-04-07 11:22:11 PM  

neilbradley: I'm calling BS on that. A 300-360HP 4600 pound SUV will takes several seconds to accelerate from 45 to 75 even when floored - far more than enough time to take one's foot off the gas when they realize they hit the wrong pedal. More likely he was just driving too fast in the first place. And if he's incapable of knowing the difference between the brakes and gas, he shouldn't be allowed to drive.


That's not what they're saying.  He was already traveling  80+ mph, coasting downhill, and slammed on the gas instead of the break literally a second before the first impact, which was the median curb that launched the car across the oncoming lanes.

If I had to speculate, I'd say he pulled his feet away from the pedals.

There's also about 5 pages of notes from a detective interviewing multiple people and reviewing footage from multiple cameras, all to gather evidence regarding signs of Woods being intoxicated.   Short of a blood sample, there was none.

This is from the black box data:

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https://dam.tmz.com/document/9c/o/202​1​/04/07/9cffb1c0a4ac4761b3743cc9d257c19​b.pdf
 
2021-04-07 11:30:52 PM  
Did he get caught with a Perkins waitress again?
 
2021-04-07 11:38:30 PM  

TwilightZone: The truth is Tiger is a lousy driver.


Yes, but we're not talking about his golf game.
 
2021-04-07 11:50:29 PM  
Probably running late, speeding and texting the people he was meeting that morning.
 
2021-04-08 12:39:44 AM  

mchaboud: Gooch: Woods probably paid for the next 10 policemen's balls

So... 20 balls then?


Are they secret policemen's balls?
 
2021-04-08 1:33:35 AM  

SurelyShirley: I've lived 5 years in the South Bay (Hermosa) and spent quite a bit of time in PV. Most of Mrs Shirley's family still lives in PVE and we're down that way quite often and are familiar with the area, so...

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This.

I used to work up on the hill and traveled throughout PV, RPV, PVE, RHE, and everywhere in between. You literally have narrow winding roads through rolling hills full of thick trees and bushes on the edge of high seaside cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. You can easily get distracted taking in the scenery, not paying attention to your speed and then a blind turn jumps out at you and then you either end up in the ocean or a Millionaires yard.

Say what you want about Tiger, but I look at it as a tragic accident. I wouldn't wish death or harm to him - that's reserved for a certain orange someone who has his property up there that my friends love to sneak on to an vandalize.
 
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2021-04-08 1:56:00 AM  
If you go over 80mph on a two-lane road, you should lose your license forever. That's just trying to kill someone.
 
2021-04-08 8:41:26 AM  

TwilightZone: The truth is Tiger is a lousy driver.


Typical Tiger. Smash the hell out of it and don't worry about where it ends up.
 
2021-04-08 9:11:01 AM  

fargin a: TwilightZone: The truth is Tiger is a lousy driver.

Typical Tiger. Smash the hell out of it and don't worry about where it ends up.


Hey now.  No need to make this about Subby's mom.
 
2021-04-08 9:33:29 AM  

DrBrownCow: That's not what they're saying. He was already traveling 80+ mph, coasting downhill, and slammed on the gas instead of the break literally a second before the first impact, which was the median curb that launched the car across the oncoming lanes.


Who needs a brake pedal when you have a tree?
 
2021-04-08 9:47:19 AM  

drxym: DrBrownCow: That's not what they're saying. He was already traveling 80+ mph, coasting downhill, and slammed on the gas instead of the break literally a second before the first impact, which was the median curb that launched the car across the oncoming lanes.
Who needs a brake pedal when you have a tree?


I just have to go with he's a bad, distracted driver.  Not seeing anything else here.

His golf career is over.  So he's made a decision about that, whether he wanted to or not.
 
2021-04-08 3:25:31 PM  
Forty miles an hour over the 45 mph speed limit.    I agree with others that he should be charged and fined.  I also agree that healing from an open leg fracture at the age of 45 with plenty of time to think about the likely end of your sports career is more of a  punishment than whatever monetary fine they could impose on him.
 
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