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Captain Ginger BS: How fast do you drive ? (180* d) RE: BS: How fast do you drive ? 11 Jun 07

Well said, Peace.
Of course, some people are just so important and technically gifted as drivers that they're immune from the laws of cause and effect that fill the zip-up bags with which you have to deal. Lucky them, eh? ;-)
Trouble is, what worries me about the "70's too slow, so I'll drive at 90" brigade is that poor innocent sods get caught up in their carnage. I remember vividly seeing a scene where a car that was so new that it's underside was still shiny had ploughed into some chugging seven-year-itch wagon and killed the occupants of both after a tyre had burst. The seven-year-itch brigade, with their middle-of-the-road approach, probably never gave a thought to the risk they were at until Mr Self-Important Local Authority Panjandrum With His New Office Car simply lost it when the tyre went pop, crossed the central reservation of the A12 and wiped them from the record.
I have to admit that, until I was taught what to do with a blow-out at motorway speed (and had to deal with it under umpteen controlled conditions as if I was on an East-German autobahn - Gawd bless HMG's boundless generosity), I probably would have added to the stats. Driving at speed in any vehicle demands total concentration and a fair degree of skill in reserve in case sh!t happens.

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