Skip to comments.Dash Camera Captures Moment Ferrari Hits Taxi at High Speed Killing Three
Posted on 05/21/2012 1:11:56 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
This horrifying footage serves as a reminder of the deadly potential of one of the world's fastest sports cars.
Three people died when a Ferrari 599 GTO ploughed into the side of a taxi while speeding across a city centre junction in Singapore.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Here's a direct link to the video at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JfAaOABk4g&feature=player_embedded
Why blame the car?
The motorcyclist was on the side of the Ferrari’s approach - he may have literally seen it coming. Reminds me of those old driver’s education films like “Signal 30”.
Just like with dogs. A more powerful dog may or may not be more likely to bite - but if they DO bite - it is much more serious. A more powerful car may or may not be more likely to crash - but if they ARE in a crash - it is much more likely to be a serious high speed crash.
Also there is self selection bias. A particular type of person is drawn to a “muscle car” or a “muscle dog” - and it seems that they are more likely to not keep good control of their dog and/or their car.
I imagine there are less people who buy a Ferrari and don’t (at least once) take it up to ‘ludicrous speed’ than those that do.
I guess I inadvertently placed my name where the author’s name should’ve gone? I didn’t write the opener.. That’s the article at the link! I didn’t blame the car. I emphasized the importance of obeying rules of the road and think this video would definitely make an impression on a younger or new driver.
Thanks for posting this. I just sent it to some younger friends of mine who like to race on the streets.
But proportionality is always key to any analysis.
What % of Ferrari's make it to the end of their lifespan without a crash that totals them compared to, say, a Honda Accord?
What is the likelihood of a fatal crash per mile driven of the Honda Accord vs the Ferrari?
Remember that when you have the green it does not mean it is safe to enter and cross the intersection. Always clear it visually before proceeding.
>>I imagine there are less people who buy a Ferrari and dont (at least once) take it up to ludicrous speed than those that do.<<
When I was in college, I briefly had a ‘69 Buick Wildcat with the BIG 430 engine (no, it wasn’t new). One night, I was driving on a flat straight highway with no place for Smokey to hide. I floored it and got that sucker up to 195+ MPH. My heart was ALSO going 195, so I slowed down but my heart didn’t.
It was a great rush, but also something 1) you should only do when a college kid on a straight open highway; 2) you should only do once (see 1).
But then I drove on the roads and noticed that drivers are, byinlarge, ignorant distracted vicious morons.
Driving a motorcycle on the street with soccer-moms in 2 ton SUV’s on their cellphone while screaming at their bratty kids doesn't have the same appeal to me as being out on a dirt road hauling buttocks!
At that speed the at fault driver would have been a block away and appeared to have been at a safe distance.
You’ll love this obsessive-compulsive non-sequitir
“A particular type of person is drawn to a muscle car or a muscle dog - and it seems that they are more likely to not keep good control of their dog and/or their car.”
An affordable car there would have had to run several stoplights to gain that much speed.
Looking both ways before entering an intersection is always prudent. You have to believe the guy on the bike looked and that is why he is alive today.
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