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    Thread: Man Crashes Ferrari To Save Sonic

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    2. 04-14-2012 12:25 PM #2
      thats why I don't brake or swirve for animals ever.
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      04-14-2012 12:28 PM #4
      Edit: got beat to Sonic Hedgehog.

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      04-14-2012 12:28 PM #5
      30,000 pounds, thats like a ferrari repair bill anyway
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      04-14-2012 12:31 PM #6
      damn that was a 512M, only like 500 of those ever built.
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      04-14-2012 12:33 PM #7
      Not sure how I feel about this. Guy did a "good" thing, but he ruined a rare car...

    8. 04-14-2012 12:36 PM #8
      To Sonic...that is all. Glad no one was hurt.
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    9. 04-14-2012 12:49 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Not sure how I feel about this. Guy did a "good" thing, but he ruined a rare car...
      He did a stupid thing, not sure if I would call it 'good'.
      Anything smaller than a moose/cattle/horse, just hit and do not try to avoid.

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      04-14-2012 01:03 PM #10
      wouldnt most animals do some sort of damage to the car anyways?

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      04-14-2012 01:09 PM #11
      This sound better to the cops and insurance company than telling the truth... that he was trying to snort coke off the center console...
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      04-14-2012 01:14 PM #12
      Familiar stretch of road...

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      04-14-2012 01:19 PM #13
      For a special model like this, as its rare, does one send it to ferrari to fix? and dont they get upgraded sometimes?

      or is this only for f40s, 50s and enzos?

      i remember reading about some models being upgraded when in for repair

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      04-14-2012 01:23 PM #14
      I love animals way too much, so **** the Ferrari. As wonderful a time machine as the 512M, my inner Buddhist would never get over knowing I could have avoided the poor little hedgehog.

      I've killed a bird (flew into my roof rack), and a rabbit (Zion National Park on a twist canyon road), and I can't seem to shake the terrible feeling that I killed those little bastards for no good reason.

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      04-14-2012 01:25 PM #15
      Yea a small animal may have damaged the front bumper just a little, the damage would be WAAAY less then what it is. I personally do not believe there was a hedgehog, probably just being a snooty ferrari driver that couldnt actually handle his car...

    16. 04-14-2012 01:26 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by x(why)z View Post
      I love animals way too much, so **** the Ferrari. As wonderful a time machine as the 512M, my inner Buddhist would never get over knowing I could have avoided the poor little hedgehog.
      So you are one of those drivers that will swerve trying to avoid a small animal, which in turn might make you lose control of your vehicle, causing you to do more damage to your car/someone else's car/ kid on bike/old lady walking/etc...
      That sounds smart.

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      04-14-2012 01:33 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Air-over-water View Post
      So you are one of those drivers that will swerve trying to avoid a small animal, which in turn might make you lose control of your vehicle, causing you to do more damage to your car/someone else's car/ kid on bike/old lady walking/etc...
      That sounds smart.
      Point taken. If it wasn't too dangerous a situation, I most certainly would swerve.
      I've avoided a rogue buck while driving at 65 mph in a 2door Blazer towing a trailer, swerving and missing it by inches, more than likely saving the lives of my closest friend, and also swerving and missing a very rotund badger while on a single lane highway traveling at a similar pace in a Toyota Matrix XRS. I've also missed a family of Ptarmigan crossing a very remote highway in western Canada, simply knocking over a baby while driving my Passat at the legal speed limit.

      All in all, I think I have a superb record of animal avoidance. If you are a good driver, with quick reflexes and an awareness of your surroundings I think you can more often than not avoid killing yourself or animals. Or anyone else on the road.

      If it comes down to mine, or another humans life then of course the animal is about to feel the wrath of my steel chariot, but that is where situational awareness comes into play. An ability to asses risks quickly, and act accordingly.

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      04-14-2012 01:42 PM #18
      When something jumps out in front of your vehicle- you don't have the luxury of a pause button.
      Your instinct is to swerve to avoid hitting something and damaging your vehicle.
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      04-14-2012 01:42 PM #19
      I thought you meant the Sonic Food Establishments


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      04-14-2012 01:44 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      When something jumps out in front of your vehicle- you don't have the luxury of a pause button.
      Your instinct is to swerve to avoid hitting something and damaging your vehicle.
      My instinct is to hit that POS. Why risk a head on collision or tree impact.

      Kill the deer, rabbit, whatever.

      If I had swerved when a deer ran out on me while riding the ZX6R. I would probably be dead. Instead I hunkered down and hit that mother. Then threw it in the truck and ate that bastard.

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      04-14-2012 01:48 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by x(why)z View Post
      I love animals way too much, so **** the Ferrari. As wonderful a time machine as the 512M, my inner Buddhist would never get over knowing I could have avoided the poor little hedgehog.

      I've killed a bird (flew into my roof rack), and a rabbit (Zion National Park on a twist canyon road), and I can't seem to shake the terrible feeling that I killed those little bastards for no good reason.
      Wow, really? When my dad worked at the Mack test center he told me that the test drivers actually kept a scoreboard with different animals having different point values and at the end of the year they would tally up a winner.

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      04-14-2012 01:50 PM #22
      I'm guessing he actually tried to avoid to in order to avoid hitting it causing an accident. That's a shame, he probably would have gotten less damage from just running it over.
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      04-14-2012 01:59 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by r_fostoria View Post
      Wow, really? When my dad worked at the Mack test center he told me that the test drivers actually kept a scoreboard with different animals having different point values and at the end of the year they would tally up a winner.
      Haha, well avoiding animals in a 30 ton truck is a whole different ball game. I think you'd just have to accept that you are going to kill some stuff over the course of your career. May as well embrace it I guess!

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      04-14-2012 01:59 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      When something jumps out in front of your vehicle- you don't have the luxury of a pause button.
      Your instinct is to swerve to avoid hitting something and damaging your vehicle.
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      04-14-2012 02:07 PM #25
      One time I hit a bird doing about 60mph and drove around with it on the grill of my civic for a week straight before finally scraping it off with a stick...

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