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    2008 BMW Crash

    Families in this town are hurting tonight, they lost 5 young men in this crash. I can not even tell what kind of car it was. Flew 200 feet in the air before crashing 15 feet up in a tree. Testosterone got the best of them.

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    Sorry forgot to paste this.

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state/orl-bk-airportcrash012608,0,5010915.story


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    Sorry guys, do not know what went wrong. I just copy and paste but it would not display. Front page www.sun-sentinel.com

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    page not found in either of them? sounds terrible though.... so sad

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    Check out front page of www.sun-sentinel.com

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    Its a very sad event.

    The car went off the runway at high speed, became airborne for 200ft and then struck a tree. The BMW split in half down the center. All 5 people in the car died. All were between 18 and 20 years old.

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    Just copy the entire url..
    because of the comma the link is breaking..

    (or just press here: http://tinyurl.com/2l2tbz )

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    Very very sad.

    An acquaintence of mine has a Boxster. He mentioned letting his "responsible, honor roll" 18 yo kid drive it on his own. I went into overdrive trying to tell him that is a big mistake no matter how responsible he _THINKS_ his kid is.

    Compared it to giving a kid a kilo of cocaine and a loaded gun and leaving him alone in the house for the weekend if he promises not to do anything stupid.

    I think I got thru to him and ruined the kid's fun.

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    MMD said:
    Very very sad.

    An acquaintence of mine has a Boxster. He mentioned letting his "responsible, honor roll" 18 yo kid drive it on his own. I went into overdrive trying to tell him that is a big mistake no matter how responsible he _THINKS_ his kid is.

    Compared it to giving a kid a kilo of cocaine and a loaded gun and leaving him alone in the house for the weekend if he promises not to do anything stupid.

    I think I got thru to him and ruined the kid's fun.



    Well you can't necessarily jump to conclusions like that, not all teenagers would automatically do something stupid or out of their abilities just because they're young.

    I've put about 1,000 miles on my dads Cayman since october, and I've yet to be in a situation where I've even been near worried. I'm not the type to just try to whip myself around corners, thinking that the car can deal with it.

    I convinced my aunt to get a 911 cabriolet in october also, and three days after she bought it she trusted me with it for over an hour, and not only that but I was driving around with her 10 year old son.

    Like I said, we're not all irresponsible idiots even though I will agree their are a LOT of dumb ones out there.

    I'm 18 by the way.

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    dan996 said:
    I can not even tell what kind of car it was.



    Brand new M5.

    Gary

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    AndyM said:

    Like I said, we're not all irresponsible idiots even though I will agree their are a LOT of dumb ones out there.

    I'm 18 by the way.





    When you become a parent you become smart enough to realize you can't predict even your own kids!

    We all think we have a realistic view of our kids but, if I gave my "very responsible" kid the powerful fast sports car and he kills himself and a friend how will I feel the rest of my life?

    Just not worth it.



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    MMD said:
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    AndyM said:

    Like I said, we're not all irresponsible idiots even though I will agree their are a LOT of dumb ones out there.

    I'm 18 by the way.





    When you become a parent you become smart enough to realize you can't predict even your own kids!

    We all think we have a realistic view of our kids but, if I gave my "very responsible" kid the powerful fast sports car and he kills himself and a friend how will I feel the rest of my life?

    Just not worth it.






    Doesn't even have to be an irresponsible kid. One spirited press of the gas pedal, even when taken in good judgement, could result in a crash, if one lacks the skill.

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    MMD said:
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    AndyM said:

    Like I said, we're not all irresponsible idiots even though I will agree their are a LOT of dumb ones out there.

    I'm 18 by the way.





    When you become a parent you become smart enough to realize you can't predict even your own kids!

    We all think we have a realistic view of our kids but, if I gave my "very responsible" kid the powerful fast sports car and he kills himself and a friend how will I feel the rest of my life?

    Just not worth it.






    I do understand what you're saying but it's not like all kids aren't able to have self control. In all the times I've been able to drive the Cayman, I've never even brought it above 90 MPH. That speed was on the highway, and it was because I was trying to keep up with a car cruise with a Lamborghini Diablo, a Ferrari 360 Spider, Challenge, and Coupe, 355 Spider, and a BMW M Coupe.
    (I consider that a good reason!! )

    But what I'm just saying is not all teens a reckless idiots on the road, if the parents show the kids how dangerous it is too drive stupidly as my parents did, (TIP FOR PARENTS: Anytime their's a fatal accident with a teen, cut out/print out article and leave it on the kitchen floor in the morning. Sends a good message) then odds are the kids will be much more responsible with the way they drive.

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    read about this on E46Forum. Sad indeed.

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    don't give kids fast cars if you love them. period.

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    AndyM said:

    (TIP FOR PARENTS: Anytime their's a fatal accident with a teen, cut out/print out article and leave it on the kitchen floor in the morning. Sends a good message) then odds are the kids will be much more responsible with the way they drive.



    I got the same treatment and when I have children of my own, I will apply the same method.

    NB: I'm 24 now, and haven't had an accident or a ticket (hopefully that are no "famous last words"), but I intend to keep it that way...

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    i guess so many of us (2X-3X, perhaps kid-less, GenXs) have all believed we are responsible but have 'close-calls' with something that was perhaps a little unforeseen.

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    bvineyards said:
    don't give kids fast cars if you love them. period.



    I agree 100%, I don't care how well they drive, experience behind the wheel comes with the time that you spend driving cars and an 18 year with all the potential still needs more experience. Yes indeed there are adults that are drive like idiots too, but I see teenage kids squeezing their cars in and out of traffic without any regards to others, on wet or dry surface and at any speed. They don't think twice that other drivers might not see them, or cars don't brake and handle well on wet surfaces....etc. etc.

    There are gr8 kids out there too that are responsible drivers but bottom line putting a loaded gun in kids hands is playing plain russian rulet.

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    When I was doing my military service, a guy from the next company (?) crashed into somebody's living room killing everybody in the car. Drunk of his ass of course. I don't know what makes people drive when drinking.

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    It's hormonal chemistry. Science has not studied it enough. Give the most exemplary kid, with hormones raging, just the right stimulus (a fast hot car) and he just _might_ start doing the most incredibly stupid things. It's unpredictable.

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    MMD said:
    It's hormonal chemistry. Science has not studied it enough. Give the most exemplary kid, with hormones raging, just the right stimulus (a fast hot car) and he just _might_ start doing the most incredibly stupid things. It's unpredictable.



    MMD, can't agree more. I have a 18 years old and know exactly what you mean.

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    Stephenkng said:


    MMD, can't agree more. I have a 18 years old and know exactly what you mean.



    Amen brother.

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    That's the airport that John Travolta lives on.

     
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