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Exploding Collision Cars

Cars that explode on impact.
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To ensure people drive safely fill everyones cars with explosives, then when someone has a crash, roadside sensors detect who's fault it was and automatically blows up their car. This extreme safety measure ensures that (a) people drive carefully because they don't want to get blown up and (b) Only the good drivers remain because all the bad ones have been blown up.
Micky Dread, Dec 17 2003

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       Do I get special dispensation for riding a motor bike..?
Supercruiser, Dec 17 2003
  

       Surely the roadside sensors should detect an impending crash before it happens, and blow up the soon-to-be-at-fault party, thus preventing damage to other vehicles/etc?   

       Oh, and -1 until it is explained how the sensors aren't magic.
benjamin, Dec 17 2003
  

       I wouldn't want to be a passenger in one of these cars! Couldn't you just have exploding drivers’ licences instead?
dobtabulous, Dec 18 2003
  

       If the blame is split 50:50, do you blow up half of each person's car?
kropotkin, Dec 18 2003
  

       you mean all cars don’t explode on impact already?? damn you, Hollywood...   

       actually, I like this idea less and less as I think about it. don't you think the "good" driver has suffered enough by being in a car crash? why would you want to set off a huge bomb right next to them while they lie unconscious and/or trapped in their vehicle waiting for help? an explosive fishbone for you, Micky
luecke, Dec 18 2003
  

       //This extreme safety measure //   

       I fail to understand how "filling everyones cars with explosives" is a saftey measure at all. If you just want to scare people into driving better, show them those graphic, disturbing blood-and-guts "Red Concrete" saftey driving videos once a day.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 18 2003
  

       [dobtabulous], the passengers would have ejection seats so they would be thrown clear before the at fault car blows up.   

       This would also be useful for suicide bombers. Now they don't have to do all the explosive buying and wiring. They just buy a new car and crash into something. When the sensors see they were at fault, BOOM!
GenYus, Dec 18 2003
  

       So you us all to drive pintos?   

       Maybe what you need is a tank
Furrowed, Dec 18 2003
  

       time for good idea, bad idea.........good idea: wanting to blow up bad drivers....bad idea: trying to do it this way.....:)
babyhawk, Dec 18 2003
  

       All of us would drive Chevy Corvairs ... If everyone was driving Corvairs, you would still only have about a 50-50 chance at reaching your destination alive if you were walking.
Letsbuildafort, Dec 18 2003
  

       There is someone in my town with a restored Corvair that has the personalized license plate: UNSAFE.
krelnik, Dec 18 2003
  

       They were condemned by Ralph Nader as "Rolling death traps" and "Unsafe ant any speed" back in the 60s
Letsbuildafort, Dec 18 2003
  

       We've done this sort of thing several times now.
Pseudonym #3, Dec 18 2003
  

       Some of you, and unfortunately I doubt you know who you are, take these ideas much too seriously.
pleasefondleme, Jan 29 2004
  

       Already baked: It's called the Ford Pinto   

       peoples it was the pinto that would explode if it was rear ended, the corvair had some issues because of the swing-axle suspension could cause throttle lift off oversteer especially when combined with the rear engine design. But the issue was blown out of proportion by Ralph Nader, so much so, that it killed the sales of the car, even after GM redesigned the rear suspension
ModernDivo, Aug 02 2008
  
      
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