I'm not at all against taking risks. I ride motorcycles, fly airplanes,
etc. It is wantonly placing others at risk that I object to and which
is what was described here. You are confusing taking risks with being
Replace road above with track and I'm with you 100%.
Thanks again for your opinion. I would like to see what you would do in
the same situation, but I don't wish that on anyone. But I can tell you
that, with 99.9% confidence, you wouldn't do what you say you would do.
And I never did say it was smart. It was a last resort.
Actually, I've been in similar situations several times. Not identical,
but similar. I worked as a logger for 5 years and made a few runs with
victims of some nasty injuries (ever see what a chainsaw does to a
limb?). I drove briskly, but rarely much exceeded the speed limit. And
often the drive was an hour of dirt roads.
As an ambulance driver once told me, it doesn't do much good if you
create a second accident while leaving the scene of the original accident.
Let me know how you make out when it is YOUR wife or child. I was an EMT
in the late 80's myself. I never drove like that with anyone in my bus.
All I can say is you have no idea how you would react. And I hope you
never have to.
I was an EMT back in the day when speed was the main lifesaving tool. We
drove sleek, powerful station wagons and converted hurst's. We used to cross
the Lake Pontchatrain causeway in as little as 15 minutes. We saved many
lives, and nobody was ever hurt.
Ha! Far from it. They won't do it without a parent/guardian present on a
baby. Even emergent care. They did intubate her without us, and also did
a minor surgery to insert a central line, but further than that was not
allowed at the hospital she was in without us. And that is even with a
verbal on the phone from us to go ahead.
For those of us who are too CHICKEN (or too sensible) to open up the car,
here is a nice little movie of an 06 Hyundai Sonata running from 0-133mph.
Direct link warning!
Have a lovely Memorial Day. Remember a Vet!
I fall into the second camp, but on a track it would be a hoot. Any
idea which model Sonata this was? It seemed to accelerate too fast
above 100 MPH to be a 4 cylinder, yet the shifting sounded like it was a
standard shift, which isn't available with the V-6.
Ya, it was an 06 LX, with about 1500 on the odometer. I love the engine
sound. The tranny sounds a lot better in that movie than it actually is. It
sounds like it's shifting crisply, but that's deceptive.
Yes, I test drove a couple of V-6s and even shifting the auto in the
manual mode it didn't sound like the one in the video which is what I
was wondering about. Now, my 4 cylinder does sound more like that if I
shift at 6 grand. :-)
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