Posted: Jan 20, 2008 8:22 am
Another failure! Stunt driver didn't react like a real driver would - hitting the brakes, steering back toward the road - good thing too. He would have cartwheeled into a fucking concrete barrier!
Okay, thing #1. They are discussing cars crossing medians and hitting oncoming cars. This would be a combined speed of anywhere from 120-80 mph. Not 60 like their dumbass control.
#2. The barrier design. Cars reach 35 degrees as they cross the median. Generally they hit the median at around 15 degrees. This is important. Aerated concrete would act similarly to a tire barrier, grabbing the car and turning it. This is not ideal. (In the 35 degree test it performed better, slowing the car and launching it up and over the barrier, landing it relatively gently on the other side. They called this success a failure) This has been discussed and debated years ago and led to the development of the SAFER barrier
which combines both the energy absorption of foam and the energy transfer of steel. This has already saved lives.
#3. The "aerated-cement-field" in the median idea. Uhhhh I've never seen a gravel
Idiots. And at like a million times the cost, who could afford not to?
#4. The "successful" bus test. Bullshit. He hit the brakes and swerved away and still missed by inches. The other cars, remember, are oncoming. On a highway. 60 mph.
Fire these fuckheads, move the show to Austin and hire me. These idiots couldn't keep an egg from breaking with a sheet of newspaper, 4 drinking straws, a rubber glove and a yard of masking tape! Shit!