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wonder if the airbag will pop out or the car will brake every time a bird, bug or whatever goes by the windshield...
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I can't help but think of this,
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post #13 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by ML241 View Post

If they are hitting pedestrians they deserve to get sued.

I'll take an equally myopic, callous view:

If I hit somebody accidentally and they sue me, I would prefer that their injuries be as severe as possible. Depending on how "the victim" and their counsel handles things, I may even entertain the idea that I should have hit them hard enough to just be done with it. Frivolous, manufactured suits by ambulance chasing attorneys do not impress me at all. This new volvo technology wont help with that.
    
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I'll take an equally myopic, callous view:
If I hit somebody accidentally and they sue me, I would prefer that their injuries be as severe as possible. Depending on how "the victim" and their counsel handles things, I may even entertain the idea that I should have hit them hard enough to just be done with it. Frivolous, manufactured suits by ambulance chasing attorneys do not impress me at all. This new volvo technology wont help with that.

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post #15 of 69
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Originally Posted by ML241 View Post

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See? I can do it too. I guess I should clarify that I would have no problem if the "victim" is actually injured and asking for reasonable compensation, rather than scratched up and seeking the maximum amount of the auto insurance policy. That is what I was trying to say.
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The person you hit is still going to lie about the severity of their injuries and you're still going to get sued.

This.
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If cars drove themselves with some kind of roller coaster track type of a setup, there would be no real need for road safety.
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post #18 of 69
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If cars drove themselves with some kind of roller coaster track type of a setup, there would be no real need for road safety.

Those already exist, they're called trains.

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The person you hit is still going to lie about the severity of their injuries and you're still going to get sued.

Insurances don't cover any damage in the US? They do here, and it is mandatory to have one so...
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Insurances don't cover any damage in the US? They do here, and it is mandatory to have one so...

1) They do, We have liability and full coverage.

2) Same Here
 

 

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