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Monster truck kills woman, how big is too big??

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Wattapunk, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk [OP] Stay lifted my friends !

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  2. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    wow that shit is crazy
     
  3. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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  4. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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    That truck is lifted pretty darn high and has some big ole tires! No wonder he didn't notice rolling over the poor woman. lol


    EDIT: I say it was an accident. I don't think he try killing her intentionally..
     
  5. Mar 19, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Rough story but why is this in the second gen section?
     
  6. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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  7. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:08 AM
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    x2 My bad I forgot he was drunk. He should go to jail for man slaughter.
     
  8. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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  9. Mar 19, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    The driver caused the accident and he was impaired.

    I also believe there should be vehicle inspections annually in all states and ridiculous setups like that one in the picture should be pulled over and checked by police if there is any reasonable doubt of it's safety.

    Reasonable doubt of a safely constructed vehicle to me is as simple as 40 inch tires under a half ton truck. The police should have the tools they need to protect the public from the idiotic cheap ass bros who put 10K dollars worth of tires and shocks on a half ton rig with half ton brakes. Pull them over and ask to see the inspection paperwork from that required annual inspection.

    All these California vehicle code requirements to have bumpers at a certain height that won't decapitate people in smaller cars, headlights aimed properly to not blind people, brakes that stop the vehicle in a certain maximum distance, all the codes mean nothing if there is no one who will enforce them.

    Sorry if I sound like an advocate of a police state, I'm far from it. But I have a problem with people who make unsafe modifications to their trucks that turn them into lethal weapons and then drive in a manner that does not respect that. It's no different that walking around a grocery store with a revolver with one bullet in it, spinning it and pointing it at random people and pulling the trigger to see if it goes bang. Tired of watching idiot college kids driving around my town in half ton trucks with stock brakes and 40 inch tires, 15MPH over the speed limit and yakking on the cell phone the whole time. What happens when they look up and there is a compact car stopped short in the road for whatever reason? That person is getting killed!

    Proper height bumpers and headlights, tires with good tread on them, adequate brakes that will stop in a panic situation, and a driver that is not high, drunk, or talking on a cell phone should be a basic requirement for any vehicle allowed on public roads.

    Flame on

    :crapstorm:


    Oh yeah, anyone who walks through a parking lot talking on their phone and not paying attention should rethink that. I drive a stock height 2wd truck with an aluminum work shell on it full of tools. There are some situations where I simply cannot see you when I am backing out. I feel really bad for this woman who died, but I also suspect she could have saved herself had she been aware of her surroundings. I really doubt that big ass truck could not be heard idleing before it was put in gear.
     
  10. Apr 1, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    I agree with you. I think its nuts that you can make your truck legal if you install a set of snow plow headlights hanging from your bumper at the proper height. There definitely needs to be laws. However, in Oregon for example, the laws that end up coming out are far too strict for anyone to not fight them into the ground. House Bill 3147 in Oregon is trying to limit vehicle lift to 3" above stock. Seriously? Let people have SOME fun. There are 6-8" lift trucks driving around everywhere without issue. Yes, they are probably more prone to rollover. But by and large I believe rollover wrecks to be single car accidents. You know the danger if you choose to lift your truck.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    This most likely would not have happened if he was not impaired. It is just stupid to punish everyone with more laws because of some drunk ass hole. And what the hell was this girl thinking??? If I was walking through a parking lot and saw this truck or any other car running I am not walking in front of or behind it unless I have eye contact or some kind of confirmation that the driver sees me. Sounds like high amounts of stupid were involved on both sides.


    And also, this was not a 1/2 ton truck. The brakes on this 3/4 ton Ford are more than adequate to stop this truck.

    This truck is no higher than a semi so if you are going to outlaw the height of this truck you might as well pull all the 18 wheelers off the road too.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    They were at a strip club and there was alcohol involved... it's not like they were in the church parking lot on sunday morning. :boink:
     
  13. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    But in all seriousness.. this is sad and im sure her family will miss her, just in the wrong place at the wrong time.. rest in peace.
     
  14. Apr 2, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    Ten years for drunken manslaughter, 25 for being a douche, 15 for possession of a douche vehicle.
     
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    The lift issue is likely a red herring; the man was intoxicated and likely lying in the same manner a child lies when he says 'but I didn't mean to'. In the US, the 'news' is primarily entertainment, and the monster truck issue is catchy. The article also went on to say that the vehicle was not street-legal.

    That said, I am against street legal laws for the simple reason that self-regulation by the insurance companies is sufficient as it is in their self-interest to do so.
     
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    ..plus ten years for that FAIL haircut.
    man that poor girl, so innocent! im praying for her :(
     
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    The hell was she doin walking in front of his tire....
     
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    And he was on a suspended license. So this wasn't his first time with a DUI probably. That douche canoe should stay in jail.
     
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    truck is no higher than a semi so if you are going to outlaw the height of this truck you might as well pull all the 18 wheelers off the road too.[/QUOTE]



    sorry man, but check out the bumper height on an 18 wheeler and the bumper height on this monster.... not the same, nothing between the rolling wheels and whatever that thing hits.


    of course I somehow doubt he gently eased that truck from a parked position.



    IMO trucks like that are just plain wrong... I got a tacoma because i like to go offroad, small and light like a good off roader should be, but can still haul small loads. F250's are great trucks....... for pulling trailers.
     
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    Semi's hoods are designed to improve their visibility. This man's headlights were 6 feet off the ground, meaning his hood was 7 feet. Look at the picture, you would have to be 15 feet in front of this truck for the driver to see you. If you stand in 3 feet in front of a semi you can easily be seen.

    I would love to say ban mall crawlers because many of them are dangerous, but I'm afraid the powers that be would go over board and nobody's truck would be allowed to be more than 4 inches off the ground. I'll just continue to do what i do now, avoid the bros as much as I can when I see them.
     
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