I’d always thought that police crash investigators would check the tail light bulbs of a car that was rear ended to determine if its lights were on at the time of the crash. I thought it had something to do with the way the filament was broken/burnt/etc. So my question is two-fold, am I crazy and do they do this, and if so how might LED tail lights remove this piece of forensic evidence regarding correctly operating brake lights at the time of an accident (presuming the fault was contested)?
I’m sure you know the stage trick where a woman is sawed in half and lives. Now, try the same with a Volvo and a truck loaded with masses of steel bars. Volvo S40 crashes into truck. Bundles of steel bars crash through the windshield, exit on the other side of the car. What happens to the driver and front seat passenger? (Read More…)
The truck depicted above was found by one of Carnewschina’s many stringers in Southern China, Guangxi Province, National Highway 323, km 1181, near the town of Desheng. The stringer noted an indicated speed of 80 km/h. This gives a whole new meaning to a crash truck. (Read More…)
Governments around the globe have spent hard-earned tax payer’s money on cash for clunkers fleet modernization programs. The aim: get old cars off the roads, create demand for new ones.
As this video shows, Russia has devised an ingenious new program: Do it yourself fleet modernization. Leave it to the initiative of the citizen. No tax payer’s money spent, and it’s usually two cars or more per case.