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Old 10-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #94
Ernest
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Join Date: Oct 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Rockland County, NY
Vehicle:
2004 Stg 2 wagon AT
16 BRZ. Both silver

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Originally Posted by Rampager2000 View Post
Just because i raced a few times doesnt mean i spent every minute of driving time gunning around turns and whatnot. I knew it had enough power to get me in trouble and i respected that.. nothing like torque steer in a first car.

Then again, even with all my spirited driving, my only wreck ever was at a light someone failing to yield. No tickets, no wrecks, nobody dead. I was lucky and was always smart about my driving habits, well, sort of.

You have to keep in mind how many people in this forum who have "highly modded cars" but never get on them. Ill be honest about what ive done, many here arent. I could have handled a wrx at 16 as 230hp isnt much more than 200 and its awd. Some kids cant even handle a 100hp econobox.

Im only defending young people from all the people bitching about a kid having an sti.

Then again, theres a difference between "listing all these cars i beat" and giving a reference of speed. Your reading comprehension skills need some work.
Listen, Even if you raced just once on the road you are lucky to be alive. Yes many of us have done some things on the road that we should not of, but we calculated it and decided the risk was lower, and then did it. Since we are still here it worked out. But with a little bad luck it might not have worked out. That's why it is called an accident. I have a place where I do my pulls when I am data logging. It is fairly safe as I wait for cars to pass and then when they are far ahead I hit it. So the risk is low but I can get to 100 mph pretty quick and at 100 mph nothing is safe on the road. Its pure luck, if a deer or animal comes out I am done, or a blow tire, oil or debris on the road all will end bad. Luckily, I look out for these things before I do a run, but the risk is there. Want proof - check my pulse when I am doing it.

Youth and inexperience combined with stupidity, bad judgement and bad luck.

Stop defending that it could happen in other cars - when I was 17 and drove an 84 Cutlass Ciera, I never felt any pressure to go fast or handle because the car sucked. When you get a performance car you want to see and feel it perform so there is more pressure to speed. Hey I could have gotten a Mustang 5.0 at the time, but the insurance was like 3gs a year compared to like 1600 for the Ciera. Wonder why the insurance is so expensive on performance car?

You pass a test when you are 16 to drive and never have any training ever again for your entire life. Seems like this should change.
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