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Old 06-09-2000, 03:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Holy Post: Drive Safe and May God Be with You ALL

Drive Safe..
Dont drink and drive..
dont go over 80mph

I am retracting my claim Colin, and I agree with you. I think we should *BAN* all these stupid "i raced at 124mph" and won! stories to oblivian. Driving unsafe is stupid and immoral.
you're not only jeapordizing your life, but the lives of people in your car AND others (women and children)

So all u "Hardcore Racers" out there. .save it for the track.
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Old 06-09-2000, 03:19 PM   #2
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I agree, but sorry Sev, many out there are
and always will be "statistics" waiting to
be counted... Yes, God be with them and
those lives they affect...forever.
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Old 06-09-2000, 03:44 PM   #3
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Hmmmm... where did this come from Sev? I mean, you may have ad the viewpoint before but you're expressing it a lot moreso then I've noticed before. So what's up?
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Old 06-09-2000, 04:07 PM   #4
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Hey Sev,

What on earth happened??
Oh and I absolutely agree with you.

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Old 06-09-2000, 04:09 PM   #5
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it's probably miss, blue, sti-sev sending...

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Old 06-09-2000, 04:12 PM   #6
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I don't want to sound morbid, and I certainly would love to be wrong, but it sounds like Sev or someone he knew was involved in an accident. Let us know if we can help you out, Sev.
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Old 06-09-2000, 04:40 PM   #7
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I'm in total agreement with Sev...

However, I fail to see how 'excessive' speeding (i.e. double the limit) is immoral.

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Old 06-09-2000, 04:52 PM   #8
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However, I fail to see how 'excessive' speeding (i.e. double the limit) is immoral.


1.) your breaking the law
2.) Your endangering other cars (even children)
3.) endangering yourself and your passengers..
I think that's enough immoral enough
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Old 06-09-2000, 09:23 PM   #9
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Darn...I was gonna put some decals on my rear window too "Drive it like you STOLE it!"

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Old 06-10-2000, 12:43 AM   #10
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Thanks for reminding all of us Sev (yes even me) I know that I am guilty, and will make a genuine effort to drive responsibly. Thanks again Sev...you rock man!

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Old 06-10-2000, 08:46 AM   #11
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You are so right Sev. Public roads are not the place to test the limits. Without runoff and with cars coming straight at you. Death awaits the stupid.

Here is my 'punks in a honda' story of the week:

Im taking my son (4yr old) home from school one day this week, I pull up to a stoplight. There is an Accord to my right, they start dancing the clutch. I ignore it. They keep doing it. I look over and there are two little kids, 18 at tops, starring at me. I'm thinking, they want to race. Cant they see I have a child in the car, he is in plain view, on their side of the car. So the light turns green, and I wait, and I wait, finally I pull out, and they gun it. I ignore it. They dart in front of me, only to come to a complete stop a half mile later. We start going again, I need to switch lanes to turn right up ahead. There is like 5 car lengths between them and the truck in front and 2 or 3 between me and them. I do a head check and start to merge over, look back forward and these punk have slammed on the brakes and my 2/3 car lenghts is now about 4 feet. I swerve to miss them, and I do. But my son says, DADDY, you almost knocked me over, he didnt understand. There was no reason for them to slam on the brakes, as there was now a good 6/7 car lengths in front of them when I looked up and saw their tail lights and dodged them. They were trying to get me to rear end them. What a bunch of punk ass mom's honda driving **** head ********.

That is the type of bull**** sev is talking about. They think, oh were having fun taxing mom's honda in rush hour traffic, were invincible because we are 18 and stupid. Well I am not and nither is my son.

Think about it guys! There streets are no place for that behavior. So what if I had hit them. My son could have been injured, both cars would have been screwed up and I'd atleast have a broken nose from the airbag. Its bull**** that people think that public roads are the place to act like that. There are too many innocent people, who do not have the 'im at the strip' attitude 24/7.

So save it for the track. Too many of my friends are DEAD from driving like IDIOTS on the crappy public roads around here. Last count was 10 dead friends, one still in a coma. And thats no bull****.

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Old 06-10-2000, 09:26 AM   #12
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Sev has been pretty sour lately. I dont know what is wrong.
Why are you so blue Sev? oops no pun intended.
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Old 06-10-2000, 09:28 AM   #13
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i definitely have to agree with eric. when i put my nephew in the car with me, my car automatically turns into a grocery getter. eric u did a good job with those fools bro. but what can you do aye? i mean there are so many people that want to get beat out there, both physically and on the track.
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Old 06-10-2000, 10:35 AM   #14
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I totally agree with this post, and I have been a stupid driver at times, but am very mellow compared to some of the post I have seen.
Last week in MA a 17 year old women and 18 year old man were killed while being passengers in an Acura Intergra. I noticed rims and such on the car, but at the time, they just ruled excessive speed. The driver (who lived and is still in the hospital) hit a bunch of parked cars.
Last night a report on the news about the crash said he will be charged, because it was proven he was racing someone and was going an excess of 100 mph. The girl who lost her life (was wearing her seat belt, and air bags deployed) had just graduated high school 2 days prior to the accident.
These type of incidents bother me. I have lost one friend to a Motorcycle accident (he was being responsible though), and crahsed my fathers car speeding when I was 17, with two friends who never really talked to me after that. It is just not worth it. I autocrossed for the first time a few weeks ago, and how great is it to be able to push your car and not even think about hurting someone (including yourself), and/or your vehicle.
I think it is a $15-$20 well spent.(That is only 1 Compact Disc!)
Save it for the track... that is what they are built for.

STI Sev- I hope you are O.K. with whatever is happening in your neck of the woods. We are here if you need us..

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Old 06-11-2000, 01:35 AM   #15
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Sev,
I do hope that you are OK. We have been trying to get ahold of you all day. Please try to reach us at our house or Alex's cell. I also really agree with you. I to have a few general rules that should also be followed No talking on the cell phone and driving, way too distracting. Do not drive when you're super mad or crying. And most important never drive drunk. Sorry to go on about Kim's driving rules, but I think that they are important. But to my main point, Sev it sounds as if something happend and we are all here for you and would like to help if it is needed. Please let us know if you are OK.
 
Old 06-11-2000, 02:00 AM   #16
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Hey Sev.. WTF is going on??????

No I'm going to get very stroppy and and angry here.. Oh and yes FULL DAD MODE IS ON

Now what the .... is going on? Please tell us that everything is OK with you and yours

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Old 06-11-2000, 07:17 PM   #17
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I'm glad this is starting to sink in. Hope everything is OK Sev.
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Old 06-11-2000, 11:05 PM   #18
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Yeah. I have to admit I am guilty of doing some pretty stupid stuff on public roads (only at night, not like that makes it any safer), but I would never be able to live with myself if someone got hurt because I did something dumb, especially if that someone was a friend who was in my car at the time. Drive hard, but do it safely and never, EVER, drink and drive.
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Old 06-12-2000, 02:55 AM   #19
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Sev
I agree totally about drink driving and safe driving, but speed is not inherently dangerous. Bad driving causes accidents not speed. Too much speed for the conditions is dangerous, but 124mph on a deserted highway is not.

I hope nothing serious has happend to you or any of your friends or family.

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Old 06-12-2000, 07:22 AM   #20
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"So all u "Hardcore Racers" out there. .save it for the track." "Driving unsafe is stupid and immoral."


Why bother even going fast at all? Since it's more dangerous to drive fast under any conditions be it at the track or the streets, just drive average or slow and be safe 100% of the time.

What's so safe about driving at a dragstrip/autocross/rallycross when there is still potential for the car to get out of hand and people possibly getting killed? Don't bother going fast period!

Would you read a book you don't like? Then why read a post that you don't like? I happen to like reading war stories. That's why I READ them.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I don't think it would be a good idea to ban these type of posts. I used to post like this at the Checkpoint 2 and someone happen to introduce me to dragracing. I even tried autocrossing. You don't know how much of the 'need-for-speed' that this has taken out of me. I used to speed on the streets 'All-the-time' and it's not the case anymore.

Who knows how many lives may have been saved since I drive sensibly most of the time now. Talk to some of these people and introduce them to the different types of car events. Even if you get 1 out of every 10 speeders to change their ways, you may have saved a life or lives for that matter. I actually drive the speed limit or within 5mph now since I can race all day at the track. You would've never seen me doing this pre-1999.


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Old 06-12-2000, 08:11 AM   #21
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Let me add to the list of dangerous driving styles...

This guy in a big chevy pick-up was in front of me on the road yesterday, in busy traffic. He had his girlfriend / wife / sister in the truck with him. The whole time he was in front of me, (about 10 minutes) she was leaning on him and hugging him, etc. He had his arm around her (must have been an auto) and every 30 seconds took his eyes off the road for a few seconds and kissed her or whatever...

I was PISSED!

It was both lewd and extremely dangerous! Part of it was probably the "I have a big truck, so I'll just climb over any compact cars that I run into" attitude.

F-ing rednecks. I live in ohio, so I suppose it's partially my fault



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Old 06-12-2000, 01:05 PM   #22
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I agree with Sev. I am very guilty of road rage and being a fast driver, but I just found out my wife is pregnant and it was a couple of days ago, but I completely changed and now I am trying not to race or speed. In fact, I think I will make a thread on this. I hope you are alright , Sev.
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Old 06-12-2000, 01:42 PM   #23
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One of the most important reasons I chose to buy an Impreza is because it is a blast to drive within legal speed limits. I love to push it hard through twisting, rolling hills.

130 mph on our crowded highways just isn't smart. I lived in Germany for 6 years and with the increase of traffic there, most autovans now have speed limits. (for those of you who didn't know, up until a few years ago, there were no speed limits)

Racing and high speed is for the track.
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Old 06-12-2000, 03:14 PM   #24
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