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Md. unveils crash test dummy statue
upi ^ | Nov. 21, 2012

Posted on 11/22/2012 7:42:26 AM PST by JoeProBono

GLEN BURNIE, Md.- Maryland's Motor Vehicle Association has unveiled a 30-foot statue of a crash test dummy outside of its headquarters in Glen Burnie.

John Kuo, administrator for the Motor Vehicle Association, said the bright yellow statue is meant to serve as a safety reminder for the state's motorists, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

Kuo, who said both of his siblings were killed in a car crash when he was 12, said the 500 road-related deaths last year was a record low for the state.

"Can you imagine, we only lost 500 people and that's a reason to be happy?" Kuo asked. "Why do we accept the loss of life on our roads?"

The 2-ton statue made its debut during the summer at Baltimore's Artscape festival and was put in storage for a few months until the Motor Vehicle Association chose its final location.


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KEYWORDS: crashtestdummy

1 posted on 11/22/2012 7:42:34 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

How much did they rob taxpayers for that??


2 posted on 11/22/2012 7:47:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like the right guy to put in charge of the Maryland DMV.


3 posted on 11/22/2012 7:50:11 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JoeProBono

Democrats immediately plan to run him in the primaries.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 7:51:36 AM PST by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: JoeProBono

Centuries from now, archaelogists will sift through the remains of our civilization and conclude we were idiots.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 7:56:21 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeProBono
"Can you imagine, we only lost 500 people...

Yeah, but actual factors (population, auto ownership, etc.) aside, IIRC, the yearly highway death toll for the US is typically around 21K-26K.

Five hundred (~ 1/50 of the totatl) for any given populous state shouldn't be a surprise.

Throw in Baltimore, DC, and I-95/Beltway, drunken US pols, and drunken foreign officials, I think they should be happy with such a low statistic.

6 posted on 11/22/2012 8:10:03 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: JoeProBono

We already have a crash dummie. His name is Juan Williams!


7 posted on 11/22/2012 8:12:45 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: GeronL

It was paid for with federal funds so thanks everyone!


8 posted on 11/22/2012 8:15:04 AM PST by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: Joe 6-pack

9 posted on 11/22/2012 8:24:04 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

We’re all crash test dummies now.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 8:33:16 AM PST by rmh47 (Go Kats! - Got eight? [NRA Life Member])
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To: JoeProBono

I think this is a great idea. The use of crash test dummies and the data collected from them have brought about engineering improvements that have saved countless lives. There is absolutely nothing wrong with acknowledging that.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 8:39:34 AM PST by stormer
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To: GeronL

The should put Martin O’Malley’s head on it and just call it Dummy.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 8:41:45 AM PST by rockvillem
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To: JoeProBono

13 posted on 11/22/2012 8:43:03 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rmh47

14 posted on 11/22/2012 8:45:39 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Joe 6-pack

15 posted on 11/22/2012 8:49:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ping!


16 posted on 11/22/2012 8:58:31 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Not only no, but HELL NO we will NOT moderate our stance."-- Jim Robinson)
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To: JoeProBono

This is not the droid we were looking for...


17 posted on 11/22/2012 8:58:43 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Centuries from now, archaelogists will sift through the remains of our civilization and conclude we were idiots.

After the last election, I think that's a given.

18 posted on 11/22/2012 8:59:47 AM PST by null and void (America - Abducted by Aliens...)
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To: JoeProBono

We had Vince & Larry for years and they were a lot smarter than this bozo!


19 posted on 11/22/2012 9:06:36 AM PST by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: NotSoFreeStater

Wow. Somebody’s pet project funded by 52% of the country. Just imagine that times 300 million.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 9:12:47 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Further proof (as if it were needed) that MD is THE Freak state.
21 posted on 11/22/2012 9:43:17 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: JoeProBono

Finally the big dummy gets the recognization he deserves!


22 posted on 11/22/2012 9:50:18 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: hal ogen

Maybe, but Flori-duh is going to be tough to catch up to


23 posted on 11/22/2012 9:58:46 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Being 30 feet high, I guess it can vote Democrat at least 300 times!


24 posted on 11/22/2012 10:14:07 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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25 posted on 11/22/2012 10:23:42 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Hey, a crash test dummy with deployable air bags!


26 posted on 11/22/2012 10:28:20 AM PST by COBOL2Java (The GOP-e said "Beat a Marxist with a Liberal!" What a colossal blunder.)
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To: JoeProBono
Md. unveils crash test dummy statue

Obama??

27 posted on 11/22/2012 11:15:18 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: COBOL2Java

28 posted on 11/22/2012 3:21:00 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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