• @X51@lemmy.ml
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    143 years ago

    I never understood the “Slow Children” warning sign. It’s the fast ones you have to be concerned about. The fast ones will run out in front of you before you have a chance to react.

  • Sr Estegosaurio
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    53 years ago

    Who will buy a car as big as it? I mean, it will cost you a ton of money in fuel and finding a spot to park it will be complicated at minimun.

      • seahorse
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        53 years ago

        Can confirm, live in the US and probably 1/3 of the vehicles I see on the road are large pickup trucks that I doubt are even used to haul what they’re built for.

    • @Peter1986c@lemmy.ml
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      3 years ago

      That GMC vehicle probably would be classified a truck outside USA/Canada/Australia. Thus requiring a license of a type mostly only pro drivers would have. Not that that fixes everything but would reduce risk (statistically).

      • @ree@lemmy.ml
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        63 years ago

        Not sure about that.

        In Europe you can drive trucks up to 3.5 T with a car license.

        Taxes might reduces ownership tho.

        • plu
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          -23 years ago

          Punishing individuals for their consumption choices instead of holding corporations responsible is not a good or ethical way of combatting climate change.

          • @Peter1986c@lemmy.ml
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            53 years ago

            Perhaps you make a point there. However, the discussion was more on traffic safety (and slightly about drivers with small members). So I do not know why you brought that up.

    • @pingveno@lemmy.ml
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      23 years ago

      I’m in my 30’s and just about to get my license and first car. I’m having sticker shock as I start to calculate out how much it will cost me. Hopefully I can switch over to car sharing services as said car reaches the end of its lifetime. Most of my trips can be made by bike or transit, and for a small fraction of the price.

  • plu
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    -63 years ago

    To be fair, you can make the exact same thing with a train. It comes down to not being an idiot in traffic.

      • plu
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        -63 years ago

        And neither does a child materialize out of thin air an inch in front of a car. If it stood like a foot further, the driver could clearly see the child.

        Neoliberal critique of personal consumption never stops being nonsensical.

        • @sexy_peach@feddit.deM
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          73 years ago

          The child standing in the blind spots of a SUV is the typical way for parents to accidentally kill their or their neighbors children

        • Travis Skaalgard
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          63 years ago

          The number of people bringing red-tribe-vs-blue-tribe culture war nonsense into leftist spaces is astounding. People think leftism is just “being a really intense and edgy liberal”