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Message 2093862 - Posted: 10 Feb 2022, 23:20:42 UTC

Missouri Man Receives New Car After Driving One Million Miles in 30-Year-Old Volvo
The car, purchased in 1991, has been through two engines, two transmissions, and has collected some rust, but still runs.

“The good thing about this car is, it can’t get me in any trouble because it goes about 75 miles per hour tops,” said O’Shea.

“Never been in any accidents. Been hit by my wife three times in my driveway,” O’Shea noted
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Message 2093916 - Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 19:48:37 UTC

The good news is they won't be misled by their sat nave, but.....
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60333765
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Message 2093921 - Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 21:07:31 UTC - in response to Message 2093916.  

I listen to that radio station at home starting at about 7AM all day long.
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Message 2093925 - Posted: 11 Feb 2022, 21:30:23 UTC - in response to Message 2093916.  

The good news is they won't be misled by their sat nave, but.....
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60333765

The fix requires the replacement of the $1,500 connectivity master unit,
$1,500??? Seriously???
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Message 2093942 - Posted: 12 Feb 2022, 2:11:23 UTC - in response to Message 2093925.  

The good news is they won't be misled by their sat nave, but.....
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-60333765

The fix requires the replacement of the $1,500 connectivity master unit,
$1,500??? Seriously???

The basic car, engine, drive train is about that, the rest of the $35,000 is the comfort computers!
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Message 2094047 - Posted: 13 Feb 2022, 16:52:20 UTC

Florida School Bus Driver Charged With Drunk Driving While Transporting 40 Children
The Flagler County Sheriff's Office said 60-year-old (School Bus Driver) blood-alcohol level was four times the legal limit ,when he was stopped by police Feb. 9.

A breathalyzer revealed (School Bus Driver) had a blood alcohol level of 0.32
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... And now faces a slew of additional charges.

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Message 2094139 - Posted: 14 Feb 2022, 22:26:31 UTC

2-Train Collision in Munich Kills 1, Injures Dozens, Traps Train Operator.

At least one person died and dozens more were injured in a collision involving two passenger S-Bahn trains in Munich, Germany, that also left the train's driver trapped.

The accident occurred around 4:40 p.m. local time on Monday, and emergency services are at the scene, according to international news website BNO News.

Andreas Franken, spokesperson for the Munich Police Department, told reporters at the scene that initial estimates indicate that 95 total passengers were on board the trains at the time of the accident, with at least 14 injured and one confirmed dead, according to Merkur, a local German newspaper. Some passengers were still being evacuated from the trains when Franken spoke to reporters, meaning the number of injured passengers could continue to grow, Merkur added.

The fire department later said that the confirmed fatality was a male passenger whose name has not yet made public, Merkur reported.

The trains collided on a single track route after one train departed from its station and hit another train that was entering the same station, according to Merkur. Eyewitnesses told the paper that one of the trains stopped repeatedly before passengers heard a loud noise, and many were thrown from their seats when the collision occurred.
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Message 2094198 - Posted: 15 Feb 2022, 21:16:32 UTC

Looks like the mobile phone idiots list has grown to include horse drawn vehicles.
Blackpool Cinderella carriage driver caught using phone at reins
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Message 2094242 - Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 12:29:55 UTC

Major fire on Long Island- Rockville Centre. A 12,000 gas tanker overturned into a building then burst into flames. Burning gasoline went into the sewer & is burning for blocks. PAPD is sending crash trucks from JFK.

https://twitter.com/NYCFireWire/status/1493845459051462658
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Message 2094256 - Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 15:27:49 UTC - in response to Message 2094242.  

Maybe all those disaster movies were documentaries after all. Sounds like a perfect movie script.
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Message 2094308 - Posted: 16 Feb 2022, 23:32:51 UTC

Is this not a good idea for ALL fossil fuels vehicles?...

Including... The combustion engine Automobile?


NTSB: Require small planes to have carbon monoxide detectors
wrote:
... be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, citing deadly crashes that were attributed to poisoning by the odorless gas.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that it identified 31 accidents since 1982 involving carbon monoxide poisoning, including 23 fatal crashes that killed 42 people and seriously injured four others.

... Carbon monoxide from engines can get inside the cabin through defects or corrosion in exhaust systems or other parts...



For the sake of the price of the three or four beers that you didn't drink before driving, a CO2 detector/alarm sounds like a very good idea in case your mechanic might have "missed something" on the engine exhaust...

After all, you can't gain 'compensation' from the confines of the 'afterlife'...


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Message 2094316 - Posted: 17 Feb 2022, 5:24:19 UTC - in response to Message 2094308.  
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Is this not a good idea for ALL fossil fuels vehicles?...

Including... The combustion engine Automobile?


NTSB: Require small planes to have carbon monoxide detectors
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... be equipped with carbon monoxide detectors, citing deadly crashes that were attributed to poisoning by the odorless gas.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that it identified 31 accidents since 1982 involving carbon monoxide poisoning, including 23 fatal crashes that killed 42 people and seriously injured four others.

... Carbon monoxide from engines can get inside the cabin through defects or corrosion in exhaust systems or other parts...



For the sake of the price of the three or four beers that you didn't drink before driving, a CO2 detector/alarm sounds like a very good idea in case your mechanic might have "missed something" on the engine exhaust...

After all, you can't gain 'compensation' from the confines of the 'afterlife'...


Stay safe folks!
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Message 2094321 - Posted: 17 Feb 2022, 8:06:12 UTC - in response to Message 2094308.  

Gary has provided a link to one of many crashes and near misses in which the pilot and or passengers have been affected by Carbon Monoxide. This really applies to small aircraft with air-cooled engines as many (all?) get the cabin heat air from a heat exchanger on the exhaust system (rather like those on ancient VW Beetles). A little bit of corrosion or seam damage and hot exhaust gases can enter the cabin and the silent killer gets to work :-(
In these aircraft a Carbon Monoxide detection & alarm system would help, but I doubt that a certified system would be less than a few grand (but would probably be the same as the non-certified one you can buy "on the high street")
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Message 2094423 - Posted: 18 Feb 2022, 9:28:40 UTC

Some North Americans will be waiting a little longer for there cars to be delivered now.

Ship packed with luxury cars on fire.

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Message 2094425 - Posted: 18 Feb 2022, 10:45:56 UTC - in response to Message 2094423.  

Two major ship fires reported on the same day, both involving car transporters:

Greek ferry: Hundreds evacuated from Olympia blaze off Corfu

Coincidence, or a pattern? Why does an echo of the exploding laptop batteries of a few years ago sound in my mind? How many electric cars were on board these ships?
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Message 2094438 - Posted: 18 Feb 2022, 16:58:30 UTC

All rather unusual.

And unusually, Russia is promoting an 'unconventional' war...

Is there a connection?...


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