From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks
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Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 18:48:54 GMT
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On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 18:41:52 GMT,
Fred Bloggs ,
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
Entitled: "Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks",
Wrote the following:
|Jim Thompson wrote:
|> On Sun, 05 Jan 2003 17:14:43 GMT,
|> Fred Bloggs ,
|> In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
|> Article: <3E186800.email@example.com>,
|> Entitled: "Re: Defeating Breathalyzer Ignition Interlocks",
|> Wrote the following:
|> |Some people need everything broken down into the most elemental parts.
|> |Care to explain how motionless objects might otherwise attempt to occupy
|> |the same position in space and time?
|> Ask Heisenberg ;-)
|> OK, enough of the humor (for the moment). There was a study conducted
|> by Harvard way back in the early '60's, studying *every* accident in
|> Massachusetts that year. Their conclusion: the *majority* of
|> accidents were due to some kind of mechanical anomaly, bad tires, bad
|> brakes, etc.
|> I'll see if I can find that report in my archives.
|> On my own observations, particularly after being T-boned on November
|> 16, I'd say inattention/hurrying/Christmas-shopping was the major
|> cause. So just get rid of Christmas and the problem will go away ;-)
|It has been my experience that a shopping center parking lot is the most
|dangerous driving condition in the world. I can still remember an
|incident about 20 years ago when a baby girl about 4 years old maximum
|dashed directly in front of my car. I was doing about 10MPH and popped
|the brakes in 0.1 seconds flat-coming to a dead stop- she passed my
|front by about six inches and just ran on by- never even noticing the
|car. But if I hadn't picked her up early in my peripheral vision, she
|would have been dead meat. In a second incident, I nearly tore an ab
|muscle getting to a woman in a wheel chair who had been parked at a
|sloped curb by her husband while he fetched the car. The brakes on her
|chair slipped and she started picking up speed down the slope into
|traffic and screamed for help. I caught her in time but it was a close
|one. Forget the shopping centers- I will take my chances on the
|interstate anytime over them.
Precisely! I was nailed by a teeny-bopper, popping out of a shopping
center driveway, crossing three lanes of traffic without a clear view
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