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Postby Vaucluse » Fri, 08 Jun 2012 8:11 pm

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aster wrote:How do you prepare for this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZG1HgOyFkU

You know what I find the most disturbing about this video? That the taxi or car doing the filming didn't immediately pull over and see what they could do to help. They just kept going saying "lucky." That is the most shocking reflection on this country, right up there with the PRC video of that little girl being run over by a truck was on China.


That was the most disturbing thing for you? I'd say the most disturbing thing was seeing the idiot/killer plow into a taxi, leaving three dead . . . but if you think someone saying 'lucky' is worse . . . go for it
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 08 Jun 2012 8:41 pm

Accidents happen, and particularly where traffic lights are not synched. I don't see the accident itself as a huge surprise.

But the attitude of 'lucky ah', and we'll just drive on and ignore 3 people who've been killed because we're ok is pretty weird. Maybe they're in shock and not behaving rationally?

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 08 Jun 2012 9:30 pm

Surprising indeed he did not get on reversed to better see the smashed cars and the dying victims.

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Postby sensei_ » Sat, 09 Jun 2012 10:53 am

more surprised he didnt take down the car plate number for the 4D

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 7:51 pm

JR8 wrote:Accidents happen, and particularly where traffic lights are not synched. I don't see the accident itself as a huge surprise.

But the attitude of 'lucky ah', and we'll just drive on and ignore 3 people who've been killed because we're ok is pretty weird. Maybe they're in shock and not behaving rationally?


I don't see what synched traffic lights have to do with it - actually if you get a green wave you tend to drive faster, hardly what the dickhead needed.

My first words as the cabbie would have probably been something like, 'F$%#@ Hell' and I would definitely have considered myself lucky not to have been the victim . . . because two seconds would have made all the difference between life and death.

At times it is far too easy to criticise the locals and pretend that this wouldn't happen 'at home'.
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 7:57 pm

I didn't know he was a dickhead, I must have missed that.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 8:09 pm

I pretty much surmised he was one as well, even though it wasn't apparently tattooed on his forehead, as anybody driving 160+km/hr on a city street unless it's a movie scene had about as much brains as the lower helmeted one. :-|

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 8:12 pm

He did that?

HTH do you get to 100mph on a SG street?

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 8:22 pm

The type of car he was driving may give you a clue . . . but then it may not
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 8:24 pm

At 3 am in the morning in a 599 Ferrari GTO?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:52 pm

I know it was a Ferrari, it's just I hadn't realised that having such a car in itself makes one drive fast. Neither did any of the the articles I read on it mention the drivers speed.

I'll try and remember in future that Ferrari drivers are all knob-heads with a death-wish. Mind you with my dislike of those wealthier than me and foreigners I suppose I should have guessed.

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 9:00 am

JR8 wrote:I know it was a Ferrari, it's just I hadn't realised that having such a car in itself makes one drive fast. Neither did any of the the articles I read on it mention the drivers speed.


You didn't see the video then? Hardly the sight of a car traveling at 50km/h
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Postby x9200 » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 9:01 am

I guess it takes no policemen with a speed camera to see he was well beyond any reasonable limit but from analyzing one of the posted video, he made ~10m within 5 video frames at 25 fps what gives approximately 144km/h.

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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 9:38 am

x9200 wrote:I guess it takes no policemen with a speed camera to see he was well beyond any reasonable limit but from analyzing one of the posted video, he made ~10m within 5 video frames at 25 fps what gives approximately 144km/h.
I do like geeks a times . . . no offense. :)

JR8 wrote:I know it was a Ferrari, it's just I hadn't realised that having such a car in itself makes one drive fast. Neither did any of the the articles I read on it mention the drivers speed.

Really? I can't find any articles that DON'T mention his speed being a factor
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