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It seems like they wouldn't have needed a full blown study for those results Seems pretty common sense to me.

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"Curves are dangerous." Poppycock. Not knowing how to get around them is dangerous. Deer OTOH ARE dangerous!
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As Jeremy Clarkson says, "It's not speed that kills. It's suddenly becoming stationary. That's what gets you."

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Yeah why do we crash? You ever search "Versys crash" on youtube? Im almost scared to do twistys.
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Slide #3: "Slow speed tip overs account for over half of the recorded crashes."

Slide #5: "55% of the recorded single-vehicle mishaps happened in curves."

So which fact is correct? Figures lie and liars figure is an expression that comes to mind. I learned nothing from that MSF report: just another useless study that speaks the obvious. But thanks for the link!
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Slide #3: "Slow speed tip overs account for over half of the recorded crashes."

Slide #5: "55% of the recorded single-vehicle mishaps happened in curves."

So which fact is correct? Figures lie and liars figure is an expression that comes to mind. I learned nothing from that MSF report: just another useless study that speaks the obvious. But thanks for the link!
That's like the adage that the first 80% of any plan is the hardest while the last 80% is even harder.
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That's like the adage that the first 80% of any plan is the hardest while the last 80% is even harder.
I guess it's just six of one, half a dozen of the other....


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