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I just saw this on the local (Chicago News) A silver CTS with rims ran a stop sign and hit a school bus (flipping it over). This CTS was mangled and had an ebony interior. I did a google search but couldnt find anything. I did not here what state it was in though. Hope it was no one here. There were fatalities and by the look of the cts, I think thats where they came from. I'll keep searching.

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:postpics:

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That is most unfortunate, it is a tragedy that a fellow owner would be so stupid.
 

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Fellow owners being stupid???? You kidding....most of the guys on here are posting how cool it is to go max speed in this car and showing off....Its just a matter of time.......A tragic event non the less...my heart goes out to all involved.....and all families
You are right, of course, because any driver that puts their "skills" ahead of other's safety is a selfish and contempible individual. At the same time, there are some members who flog their rides on a track and test their limits that way, so don't paint with too broad a brush.

There is a huge difference in my opinion between driving a few miles over the speed limit while stone cold sober, and running a stop sign or red light, sober or not. One is a calculated risk, the other sheer folly. No doubt both endanger the public in their own way, though speeding seems to be a lot less dangerous than disregarding traffic signals.

I would like to think that most members of the forums are responsible and considerate members of society, in spite of their rare excesses. Who hasn't had a moment of stupidity while behind the wheel, whether it's excessive speed, changing lanes without signaling, or worse? We are all guilty of some infraction, from the benign to the truly horrible, but running a stop sign and hitting a school bus? That transcends foolish excess or random carefree attitude and is instead the height of stupidity. Flip, you have a point, and I agree with you at the core of your position, but there is a huge difference between someone who speeds and someone who runs stopsigns (I say most defensively ;)).
 

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You are right, of course, because any driver that puts their "skills" ahead of other's safety is a selfish and contempible individual. At the same time, there are some members who flog their rides on a track and test their limits that way, so don't paint with too broad a brush.

There is a huge difference in my opinion between driving a few miles over the speed limit while stone cold sober, and running a stop sign or red light, sober or not. One is a calculated risk, the other sheer folly. No doubt both endanger the public in their own way, though speeding seems to be a lot less dangerous than disregarding traffic signals.

I would like to think that most members of the forums are responsible and considerate members of society, in spite of their rare excesses. Who hasn't had a moment of stupidity while behind the wheel, whether it's excessive speed, changing lanes without signaling, or worse? We are all guilty of some infraction, from the benign to the truly horrible, but running a stop sign and hitting a school bus? That transcends foolish excess or random carefree attitude and is instead the height of stupidity. Flip, you have a point, and I agree with you at the core of your position, but there is a huge difference between someone who speeds and someone who runs stopsigns (I say most defensively ;)).
Well said. :highfive:
 

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I wear a helmet when i drive my cts.
 

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You are right, of course, because any driver that puts their "skills" ahead of other's safety is a selfish and contempible individual. At the same time, there are some members who flog their rides on a track and test their limits that way, so don't paint with too broad a brush.

There is a huge difference in my opinion between driving a few miles over the speed limit while stone cold sober, and running a stop sign or red light, sober or not. One is a calculated risk, the other sheer folly. No doubt both endanger the public in their own way, though speeding seems to be a lot less dangerous than disregarding traffic signals.

I would like to think that most members of the forums are responsible and considerate members of society, in spite of their rare excesses. Who hasn't had a moment of stupidity while behind the wheel, whether it's excessive speed, changing lanes without signaling, or worse? We are all guilty of some infraction, from the benign to the truly horrible, but running a stop sign and hitting a school bus? That transcends foolish excess or random carefree attitude and is instead the height of stupidity. Flip, you have a point, and I agree with you at the core of your position, but there is a huge difference between someone who speeds and someone who runs stopsigns (I say most defensively ;)).


Agreed 100%....I just didnt feel like typing all that:D

Way to put it into words.....:highfive:
 

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If its the same story I saw yesterday it was a stolen car. Several teens in the car were killed, but when I saw it it did not say it was a CTS and from the picture on the news I could not tell.
 
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