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the importance of awareness.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Zathrus, Sep 20, 2017.

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    Zathrus Vindicator Member

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    Well this video says it all... to continue right up to where this vehicle is crashing is never a good idea... surprises come out of car crashes as these two very lucky guys figured out.


    Never get close enough to become a part of the wreck... until your sure it is over...
     
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    So apparently the red car... is a kid too young to have a drivers license who has skipped school and borrowed one of his parent's cars. Being a novice, he ran it over a high curb (likely median) which broke part of the rear suspension.

    But the guys filming this do not understand that even though this is at low speed, stuff shoots around because there is a lot of energy being absorbed and released even in a slow car wreck.

    This red car will weigh somewhere around 2800 pounds (1270kg) it appears to go off the road at approx 20mph (32kph)
    The light pole is mounted on a cement base that is in a low area relative to the road, so the car comes in and impacts right at or just above the base.
    1270kg going 32kph and impacting a solid object with a duration of approx 0.5 seconds = approx. 45,550 newtons of force in a shear direction.
    That is 10,228 foot pounds of force in shear.... yeah... bolts are going to shear OFF under that load.
     

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