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The recent video I put up of a 1972 film in my collection that shows crash testing has me reflecting on my own survival of numerous car accidents in my childhood. Enjoy! What? How can you enjoy that??? Just kidding.
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15 thoughts on “The car crashes i survived”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars asdfasdf1331 says:

    Did you at least get to use the ceiling emergency exits that we also were drilled on, despite the fact that no one had a chance in hell of reaching it if the bus was upright?

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars asdfasdf1331 says:

    Any chance you'll enable auto-captions on these videos? I get if the answer is "no, b/c corporations will steal money," but if possible, I'd 100% appreciate captions to avoid hearing issues. Thanks!

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MisterPersuasion says:

    FYI, in your supporters list you have two Ham Radio call signs (W7COM and KF5TQN) I can look up their home address from this information. You may NOT want to scroll Ham Calls at the end of your videos.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MisterPersuasion says:

    With those reflexes of yours, you should have taken up Martial Arts. Bruce Lee would have been proud of you.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars M says:

    School buses haven't changed much since the 70s. Their design is federally regulated and pretty much only the chassis changes underneath the same passenger compartment design.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Seeking A Great Perhaps says:

    When I was a kid I just assumed when I got older they'd rebuild me to make me better, stronger, faster.

    I took it as a matter of obviousness that in the future we'd have bionics and I feel a bit cheated.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars venusboys3 says:

    A friend once took me for a ride in an old deathtrap car he'd borrowed… maybe an El Camino? It had 'suicide doors' and a dashboard full of gleaming metal knobs… the top edge of the dashboard was a metallic wedge. We only took a short joy ride but it was terrifyingly obvious that any serious accident would have been like being inside a blender.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheTuubster says:

    Germany has TÜV (Technical Inspection Association). Every vehicle is checked. Before the first drive and every couple of years. Germany has very tight restrictions when it comes to vehicles on public roads to ensure minimum damage from the vehicle during an accident. Many of the cars/bikes on the roads in the US are not allowed in Germany/Europe. Chopper bikes for example you could only ride in your backyard there, not on public roads.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Quantum Leap says:

    My father installed seat belts in our 1959 Rambler station wagon, and everyone was required to buckle up. So I grew up with seat belts. As we raised our kids, it was mandatory that everyone wear their seat belts. Fortunately, we all have been safe in the few accidents which have occurred. I firmly believe in them, and pity the fools who refuse or forget to wear them.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chuck Eckert says:

    Back in 60's my brother insisted we get seatbelts and wear them. You had to install them, as no car came with them. Luckily we did not have any bad wrecks, but I think at the time my brother was driving a Sprite in SCCA racing, hence the concern about seat belts. My father, an engineer agreed with getting the betls.

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allan Wood says:

    Seatbelts drastically helped to reduce the road toll in my home state in Australia back in a similar era (maybe a little earlier) along with other measures that were adopted swiftly.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kevin kier says:

    you should've gone into stunt work.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Nixon says:

    So, is it only a cooincidence that the design on your shirtfrint resembles the Heathkit logo? 😊

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! 1938thunder says:

    Which Explains Why I Dislike Small Go Karts

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ted McFadden says:

    I also understand the value of fast reflexes. While I've been fortunate to never have been in a car crash (that I caused or otherwise), I've long told everyone I know that they don't need to worry about me unless they see me fall over. Buddy of mine refused to believe it. One icy afternoon, I was loading my Bondi Blue iMac out of the house and into his Jeep, on our way to a LAN party. Our front steps and front walk were both frozen solid, and smooth as glass. As you might guess, I slipped and started sliding off the landing, down two steps, finally stopping on our front walk, with him watching. Remained upright the whole time — and a good damn thing too, as that iMac was the most valuable possession I had in those days.

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