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Old 09-05-2018, 08:18 AM
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The cause of many deaths

Nearly 40 000 people die in road crashes each year in the USA. 10 the most common of car accidents:
  1. Distracted Driving
  2. Drunk Driving
  3. Speeding
  4. Reckless Driving
  5. Running Red Lights
  6. Running Stop Signs
  7. Teenage Drivers
  8. Ice
  9. Snow
  10. Brakes malfunctions

A failure to properly maintain the brake system of a passenger car can result in deadly crash. When it comes to SUVs or trucks the death toll can be a 3-digit number. Brake malfunctions are one of the most dangerous types of mechanical errors. Check your brakes during the Brake Safety Week that is scheduled for September 16 — 22. It is your duty to keep your vehicle in reasonably safe condition.

Best wishes! Drive safe

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Old 09-05-2018, 09:04 AM
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1) That's why I actually am an advocate for stricter annual inspections

2) If we're being real here, 'many deaths' is obviously openly ambiguous. Being number 10 on the list, we're probably talking somewhere south of 3% of those 40k are brake related deaths. That's roughly 3 people a day. Across 300mil+ people in the US...that's .000001% on the daily. Safety is always important, but...in any other facet of life that's not really a blip on the radar. But I get it, defining and quantifying what's acceptable when it comes to life isn't any of our jobs.

3) Now what I think is a more interesting question is, what was going on with those .000001% of deaths. Ignorance??? Poverty??? Manufacturer defect??? Freak Accident???
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1) That's why I actually am an advocate for stricter annual inspections
i would be all for that if it was sensible inspections... what i mean by that is not failing someone simply because they put an extra gauge in the car... or simply because they have neon lights under the vehicle.. theyre not running a factory exhaust. yes some places will fail you simply for not running the factory exhaust on the vehicles.. and dont get me wrong i dont say this for ricers because yes that crap annoys me hearing it... i mean like you went out and got a walker muffler or something else thats quiet but is simply because its not a factory made (ford, chevy dodge ect ect) replacement you fail... or even if your non-factory parts even when they make the vehicle run better than it did coming off the assembly line... and i dont mean to get more power... i mean more Reliably...

i wish these vehicles that are blowing smoke because theyre burning engine oil so bad theyre creating a smoke screen going down the road would fail.. i hear and see people say "well the techs can tell the car does that unless they take it for a test drive down the road..." as an excuse why those vehicles pass... after working in auto shops im sorry to tell you those vehicles stand out when they come in... you can smell it and see it on them... it hangs on those vehicles...
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Yeah...I definitely agree with that. I was more or less talking about the modifications or maintenance deprived items that will one day kill a school bus full of nuns and children. If you have a license plate bulb or day time running light that's out...c'mon.
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Yeah...I definitely agree with that. I was more or less talking about the modifications or maintenance deprived items that will one day kill a school bus full of nuns and children. If you have a license plate bulb or day time running light that's out...c'mon.
yeah i "love" those bulb burned out ones... especially when theyre not essential.. "your dome lights burned out..." Failed inspection... meanwhile im sitting behind people with brand new inspection stickers that have no brake lights at all... flip side of that is all those people running down the road with their high beams on non-stop which is illegal... do they pull over for that?? noooo...
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Couple of thoughts here:

1. In 1975, American drivers went 1.2 trillion miles behind the wheel. In 2017, they went 3.2 trillion miles... with about the same number of traffic deaths. In other wordsa, the fatalities per mile dropped to a fraction of it's 1975 figure.

2. In all traffic fatalities, drunk or under the influence driver's account for about 1/2 the total. It was true in 1975, it's still true today.
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Myth/mistruth......snow and ice cause people to die in automobile accidents.

Fact/reality......the person behind the wheel is responsible for the accident and the deaths due to simple fact that he/she was not driving responsibly for the road conditions.

*Try telling your insurance company that you did $5,000 in body damage to your car because of snow and ice, and see who gets held accountable.
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