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Old 24th August 2007, 18:16   #16
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looking at such accidents , i really wonder how safe a "cab forward" design as used by most modern cars is in comparison to the older design of a really long hood ....
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Old 24th August 2007, 19:36   #17
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Nice point. Long nose design definely added to the safety. But new gen car have lot more gizmos that can contribute to higher safety ABS+EBD+TractionControl etc
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OT, Airbus drivers in two lane roads maintain a gap in 2-3 feet from the slow-driving front lorries while waiting for upcoming traffic to clear. What will happen if the front driver apply sudden-brake?
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Old 27th August 2007, 16:04   #19
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looking at such accidents , i really wonder how safe a "cab forward" design as used by most modern cars is in comparison to the older design of a really long hood ....
Yeah... and then put a petrol tank under the front seat and U have a "space age" design for a car..OR.. a recipe for disaster (IMHO).
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Could it also be a possibility that the Front bus and the Baleno came to a halt correctly, the second bus could not stop and rammed into the Baleno pushing it into the first bus.
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How long do you want?
From the photo it is clear that A pillars stopped the car. How will the hood help?
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looking at such accidents , i really wonder how safe a "cab forward" design as used by most modern cars is in comparison to the older design of a really long hood ....
You don't you say NHC? What happens if petrol tank is under the front seat? Has anything happened before?
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Yeah... and then put a petrol tank under the front seat and U have a "space age" design for a car..OR.. a recipe for disaster (IMHO).
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