On 6/7/2023 11:43, Retrograde wrote:
> Yeah, I was thinking the same. What kind of driving do you have to be
> doing in low visibility to land in a 24 car pile-up? Pretty bad form.
> In my opinion everyone drives like they're playing Mario Kart these
> days, aggressive and fast, and somewhat unsafely.
I agree... the way most new cars are built, it enables this. I drive
old clunky cars, and I maintain a slower speed, but I typically maintain
the speed limit. I can't tell you how often big pickup trucks and SUV's
will tail me or blow around me on the interstate, sans turn signals,
going well over 20+ MPH beyond the speed limit posted.
Older cars with manual brakes, steering, and transmissions don't allow
this type of driving. Newer cars stop and turn on a dime. I drove my
mother's 2020 Nissan Murano, and it feels like you're going 55 when
you're going 80. There's almost no road feel, it's like your in a
virtual reality box, compared to the connection you feel when driving a
30+ year old beater car.