Re: [DML] crash tests / safety
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Re: [DML] crash tests / safety

Heres my two cents on this. The DeLorean crashing into a fixed wall at 40 mph is the equivalent of two cars crashing head-on at 60-80 mph. The logic in this is the fixed wall has no give so the full impact is on the crash car. When two cars crash together some of the kinetic energy is absorbed by both cars. The fact that the crash car was demolished is what is supposed to happen. The energy of the crash is absorbed by the cars components and not transferred to the cars passengers.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: johntaylorny 
  To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Saturday, November 04, 2006 3:42 AM
  Subject: [DML] crash tests / safety

  I've been watching some old crash test videos of Deloreans and it 
  really got me thinking. The cars were drivin into a flat wall at 
  40mph...and were basically pulverized. Has there been any discussions 
  about the cars' saftely? Since most accidents don't occur straight 
  into flat walls, but more so off set head on or into slim objects such 
  as trees, and at speeds in excess of 40mph...what are your chances of 
  crashing in a Delorean and not being splattered to bits?

  Obviously compared to today's cars with crumple zones and saftey cages 
  it may look bad. But I mean the cars were just demolished.


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