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Old 06-06-2015, 07:47 PM   #11
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Lighting testing facility in Germany http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/1614615896 This guy did.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:09 PM   #12
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No comparison between that and actual lightning, though. Lightning would be tens of thousands of times the voltage, and hundreds of thousands of times the current. Lightning is not a publicity stunt.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:26 AM   #13
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Well the Germans think enough of it to test power line equipment. Granted it doers not have the power of a lighting strike but the effect is the same.
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NN5I as I said I have seen.. or heard of hundreds and hundreds of accidents in 25 years to telling cops where to find them..ONE TIME.. Just once.an air bag deployed without injury.

I've seen many accidents that made that one look like a bumper kiss.. including one where A patrol car was involved and looking at the car I ask when the trooper's funeral was.. The Trooper behind me said he hoped not for a long time yet since he was driving.

No injury beyond seat belt bruse.

SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES

Air bags have killed.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:39 PM   #15
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Whatever you say. Cheers.
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:44 PM   #16
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"ONE TIME.. Just once.an air bag deployed without injury."

Maybe I'll buy a Lotto ticket since I've had them deploy twice with no injury from them. Both times however, we had seat belt rashes.
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We have had two deployments:

My son in a Ford Ranger. Not a scratch. Maybe a couple of rashy places. No big deal.

My wife in a Dodge mini-van. Just about broke her arm.

I always seem to get hit from behind so I wouldn't know.
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In the case of the car hit by lightening.. W/o Air bags. No injury period.

In the case of the young lady who MADE IT to Graduation

Did she have her seat belts on? If so they saved her life.. not the air bag.
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Takes both to make it effective.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:50 AM   #20
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In the case of the young lady who MADE IT to Graduation

Did she have her seat belts on? If so they saved her life.. not the air bag.
I'd have to have magical powers to know whether that's true or not.

Since I don't have any magical powers, I guess I must take the word of one who has.
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