On 09/10/13 11:01 AM, Clocky wrote:
> Crash tests aren't real world tests and you can learn a lot more from actual
> accidents especially when accompanied with a full investigative report
> detailing the circumstances of the accident.
Well, you can, but at most it will be along the lines of "this is what
is likely to happen in any situation where this particular set of
circumstances are in play", and those particular circumstances won't be
relevant to other accidents.
Crash testing of cars into immovable solid objects under controlled
conditions doesn't give an accurate idea of the safety of a particular
vehicle in a real world environment. It gives an idea of the safety of a
vehicle relative to *other* vehicles that have been subjected to the
> Mercedes isn't in the habit of looking at grainy black and white photos to
> determine what is or isn't at fault, we will leave that for the towies and
> Friday night pub experts.
Just as well, because if you do you're likely to get a better idea than
some ****ing idiot "engineer" on a government funded research grant
looking at a spot weld and trying to tell if it failed.