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Interesting Video on RHD/Stupid media.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 1:24 am
by Sal
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/1221258968/ID=1624085613

wOW. Can't believe the media sometimes.

Sean is featured in this driving his 205 lol mint!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:32 am
by klue
cool!
Gotta love the F and F footage lol

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:32 am
by Domspun
This is a really stupid, there is nothing wrong with the side of the steering wheel! Why is there a problem here? It's not a problem anywhere in the world, but here it is!? WTF? I hate our government!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:38 pm
by Autobot
Nice Celica footage.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:47 pm
by CMS-GT4
Its like fox (faux) news for canadians. What a load. Lets ask a guy who works on cars about crash test safety data. I mean its all the same thing right? :doh:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:06 pm
by sMARTINside
This television channel is controlled by the canadian government! This is why they can tell people anything and force these ideas in our heads. For the regular citizen that doesn't care about cars, this misinformation will make them think that JDM cars are the worst invention on the planet. And it will be easy to ban them as the society will be against them. This gets me really mad. In Quebec, the importation has stopped, last year. This is sad. :cry:

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:45 am
by JamesDeane
The one gentleman there citing they were unsafe represented the canadian auto dealers association. I'm sure that guy knows what he is talking about when it comes to safety and also has an unbiased opinion. Its just like when I call toyota to get parts. If I mention its RHD I get the cold shoulder. I can't give them the vin, only the part numbers or a basic description and say its for an alltrac.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:41 pm
by toayoztan
"steering wheel on the wrong side" - What? I think she meant "other" side.

"break neck speeds" - Sure you may get those with drifting, but so is accerelating or stopping too fast with any car.

"nguyen nguyen" - I'm asian, so i'll point this out...sorry, just found it funny his first and last are the same :D

Although, I do agree (whether it was mentioned or not), getting RHD for the sake of RHD is impractical/pointless. Now, to grab a car you can't get here in the USA/Canada (which just happens to be RHD), that's a different story!

Bryan

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:43 pm
by toayoztan
CMS-GT4 wrote:Its like fox (faux) news for canadians. What a load. Lets ask a guy who works on cars about crash test safety data. I mean its all the same thing right? :doh:


Maybe he was just referring to the 3mph vs 5mph crash bar/bumper (duno the exact mph specs) or so? And that some of the imported cars aren't reinforced in the doors like they are in america (I think.).

Obviously I don't know enough, but just guessing lol.

Bryan

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:42 am
by Domspun
toayoztan wrote:
CMS-GT4 wrote:Its like fox (faux) news for canadians. What a load. Lets ask a guy who works on cars about crash test safety data. I mean its all the same thing right? :doh:


Maybe he was just referring to the 3mph vs 5mph crash bar/bumper (duno the exact mph specs) or so? And that some of the imported cars aren't reinforced in the doors like they are in america (I think.).

Obviously I don't know enough, but just guessing lol.

Bryan


My canadian and JDM ST185 are identical in terms of bumpers and crash bars, so I don't know what he's talking about. :shrug: The JDM have no rust, that's a plus! A rusted car is more dangerous in a crash than a rust-free car, that's for sure.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:50 am
by pintoBC_3sgte
haha fnf footage, sean did a good job reppin for the celica (and rhd) crowd.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:30 am
by sammyw
The celica footage was awesome, but I so disagree with most of the claims made, you can't say all RHD cars are dangerous, it depends so much on the drivers.

I started driving my RHD all-trac around WA state by myself when I was 17 and in the three years I have been driving it, as far as 250 miles in one trip, I have never been in a major accident(very minor bumper/bumper action in a parking lot not my fault though other driver wasn't paying attention) or even receiving a ticket (in that car :oops: ). For being a young inexperienced driver to be so successful at not crashing such a "dangerous" type of car that is significant.

But most of the video was very vague generalizations I would like to see hard facts that prove there point and I have yet to see any by the Canadian government.