Oh Tannenbaum: The Crash Test
December 11th, 2009 11:12 AM Share
From our “Gosh, the Germans take things so seriously” file, comes this video from Germany’s ADAC auto club in which a crash test facility is used to determine the best way of securing a Christmas tree to your car. Sachlich!
Published December 11th, 2009 11:12 AM
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Diese clevere Deutschen an alles denken! Ach ja ... und mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist voller Aale!
Saechlich oder Schrecklich?
Ich sehe, wir haben herausgefunden, google translate!
Soooooooooooo it's preferable to have the tree trunk slam into the windshield, instead of shooting harmlessly over the car? If I'm in a frontal collision, it seems to me the only way the other driver would be at risk is if they're driving some sort of behemoth car monster like a Tahoe, in which case I'm only too happy to level the playing field. If it's another nice socially-responsible little car like mine, it'll go sailing right over them. In all seriousness, how on earth is this even remotely preferable? I don't see how it's preferable to have a piece of wood impact the sheet of glass directly in front of your face, to having a tree go shooting off at what is (statistically speaking) probably not even another car. Besides, you'll note the testing sled's roof rack is welded to the roof - you can't actually expect me to believe your average Yak Rack is going to stay put under those conditions. On behalf of the internet, I pronounce this stupid.