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Smart Car: Driver killed after her micro-sized vehicle hits a… motorcycle

Home - by - February 8, 2013 - 15:45 America/New_York - 21 Comments

DOUG ROSS

“Smart” isn’t the brand name I’d use to describe a vehicle like this.

woman who died in hospital after a collision between her car and a motorcycle in Surrey has been named as Freda Lawry
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The crash between the Smart car and the bike happened on 27 January on the A245 Byfleet Road in Cobham…

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was taken to George’s Hospital in Tooting, where he remains in a serious, but stable condition, Surrey Police said.
President Obama’s mandate for vehicles to reach 54 miles-per-gallon over the next few years means that more people will needlessly die. And that’s not me guessing, that’s the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency.

In order for auto makers to hit the government imposed mileage standards new cars will have to lose weight. Strong metals like steel will be replaced with light weight metals or plastics. But while these cars of the future will get great gas mileage they will also have less bulk to protect drivers and passengers from injury or death in a crash.

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» 21 Comments

  1. It has to do with mass

    February 8th, 2013

    These liberal clown cars have no weight to them. They explode on impact,with anything.

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  2. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 8th, 2013

    Queue “In a Yugo”, in 3,2,1….

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  3. AbigailAdams

    February 8th, 2013

    Everyone’s auto insurance will necessarily skyrocket.

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  4. grayscape

    February 8th, 2013

    Why do progessives want people like Freda to die?

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  5. MaryfromMarin

    February 8th, 2013

    Good one, @Abigail.

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  6. eternal cracker p

    February 8th, 2013

    I have a Honda ’04, made Oct. ’03 – So the thing is basically 10 years old. 150k miles, still gets about 32 MPG. Lots of people have run the same car over 700k. Divide miles by years — Pry my Honda from my cold dead hands!

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  7. Bad Brad

    February 8th, 2013

    Damn, I was just thinking about buying two of these. One for the left foot and one for the right.

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  8. Claudia

    February 8th, 2013

    Does that mean motorcycles will now have “START SEEING SMART CARS” bumper stickers?

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  9. Hardy ha

    February 8th, 2013

    Will ANY car with Crispy Christie in it, meet the MPG standard?

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  10. Left Coast Dan

    February 8th, 2013

    Manufacturers may make smaller cars to meet Fed standards, but that doesn’t mean consumers will buy them. Sure, a handful will, but most will buy the same vehicles they have been buying.

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  11. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 8th, 2013

    Libs will now outlaw motorcycle helmets which caused the damage to the car.

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  12. Ya sure

    February 8th, 2013

    I could see having a ‘smart car’. In the back of my pickup like a life raft.

    You’re allowed to drive them on sidewalks, right?

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  13. Anonymous

    February 8th, 2013

    Mooch & Hussein will ride around in the armored Surburban, while you bitter clingers get used to a breeze in your hair:

    http://pics.imcdb.org/569/Harold-RedLilRascal-1.jpg

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  14. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 8th, 2013

    What about this? Please don’t tell me it’s just propaganda.

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  15. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 8th, 2013

     
  16. Poonces

    February 8th, 2013

    She should have bought an Adobe. Old SNL skit?
    nevermind.

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  17. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 8th, 2013

    @ stranded.
    Oh shit! Lol

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  18. Hummer H1

    February 8th, 2013

    I still drive a hummer H1. I would not notice if I hit a dumbcar.
    Hummer H1 goes anywhere thru anything.

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  19. Saxindacity

    February 8th, 2013

    “If there’s even one thing we can do, if there’s just one life we can save—we’ve got an obligation to try.” – President Obama, CEO of Government Motors

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  20. roachmanfwa

    February 8th, 2013

    @Stranded: looks like you have to be driving from the passenger’s seat if you want to survive in those things.

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  21. Dadof3

    February 9th, 2013

    Smart Car = population reduction plan.

    Every time I see one I MUST RESIST tipping it over.

    It’s an urge I fear I will not able to resist forever so keep them away from me.

    One day while walking past a parked one a friend will be with me and we’ll put it in some upstairs apartment.

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