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  # 2081815 31-Aug-2018 10:40
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Linuxluver:

 

djtOtago:

 

Damn near every car on the road is an SUV these days.

 

The lights from car behind can get you in the eyes via rear view mirrors.

 

Courtesy never hurts.

 

 

All those SUVs make it pretty clear their owners aren't really thinking ahead........(climate change)....and what the impact of all that extra CO2 will be on their kids (and mine...and yours). 

Then many of them roar down the highway over the speed limit.....further maximising their waste of fuel and the generation of CO2 beyond what the legal speed limit allows. 

I love catching up to them at the next lot of road works. All that extra fuel wasted......for literally nothing. 

Petrol and diesel CAN'T be expensive.....or people wouldn't break the law to waste it. 

Muppets on the road.....

 

 

They have their place. My 2 tonne SUV produces less CO2 than most of the old gas guzzling petrol cars on the road. It routinely has the third row of seats up transporting kids, so the CO2 per passenger moved is even lower than the gas guzzling petrol cars travelling with one passenger. And it is 4WD so it gets us up the icy road at Whakapapa safely every 2nd weekend over winter (mine achieves the round trip averaging 7.0L/100km with no fuel stops required, carrying 5 pax and equipment). And it efficiently tows the boat etc etc.

 

Driving an SUV doesn't make someone a muppet. Muppets are just muppets regardless.

 

 


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  # 2081817 31-Aug-2018 10:48
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Linuxluver:

 

djtOtago:

 

Damn near every car on the road is an SUV these days.

 

The lights from car behind can get you in the eyes via rear view mirrors.

 

Courtesy never hurts.

 

 

All those SUVs make it pretty clear their owners aren't really thinking ahead........(climate change)....and what the impact of all that extra CO2 will be on their kids (and mine...and yours). 

Then many of them roar down the highway over the speed limit.....further maximising their waste of fuel and the generation of CO2 beyond what the legal speed limit allows. 

I love catching up to them at the next lot of road works. All that extra fuel wasted......for literally nothing. 

Petrol and diesel CAN'T be expensive.....or people wouldn't break the law to waste it. 

Muppets on the road.....

 

 

They have their place. My 2 tonne SUV produces less CO2 than most of the old gas guzzling petrol cars on the road. It routinely has the third row of seats up transporting kids, so the CO2 per passenger moved is even lower than the gas guzzling petrol cars travelling with one passenger. And it is 4WD so it gets us up the icy road at Whakapapa safely every 2nd weekend over winter (mine achieves the round trip averaging 7.0L/100km with no fuel stops required, carrying 5 pax and equipment). And it efficiently tows the boat etc etc.

 

Driving an SUV doesn't make someone a muppet. Muppets are just muppets regardless.

 

 

 

 

Yes, Our SUV would be the same as our hatchback. Modern SUVs must meet the regulations and most are meeting the strict Euro standard (*cough* VW Cough maybe not) Its our aging stock of old bangers that are the issue here not SUVs





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  # 2081829 31-Aug-2018 11:17
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djtOtago: Damn near every car on the road is an SUV these days.

 

My next vehicle will be a small SUV, like the Mitsubishi ASX 2019 or Suzuki S-Cross 2019 or similar, still researching this. Why, because my hips and knees now want to STEP INTO / SLIDE INTO a car seat, not down or up into a car seat. I especially do not want to have to hold onto the entire door surround so I can leverage myself UP and OUT of the car seat, like I had to do with my previous Astra and to a certain extent my present Suzuki Aerio. Plus I require the storage space of the SUV.

 

The SUV's, big and small, I have driven I do feel slightly safer from the Muppets. Based on family experience though, short stature people should not drive SUV's especially if they have to look through the steering wheel.





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  # 2081834 31-Aug-2018 11:28
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Linuxluver:

 

All those SUVs make it pretty clear their owners aren't really thinking ahead........(climate change)....and what the impact of all that extra CO2 will be on their kids (and mine...and yours). 

 

 

 

But what about the CO2 impact from people that take numerous flights, or are we able to ignore those?




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  # 2082029 31-Aug-2018 19:14
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jfanning:

 

But what about the CO2 impact from people that take numerous flights, or are we able to ignore those?

 

 

Want to take it one step further? How about the CO2 impact of people having children...





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  # 2082046 31-Aug-2018 20:20
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jfanning:

 

Linuxluver:

 

All those SUVs make it pretty clear their owners aren't really thinking ahead........(climate change)....and what the impact of all that extra CO2 will be on their kids (and mine...and yours). 

 

But what about the CO2 impact from people that take numerous flights, or are we able to ignore those?

 



I always buy the carbon offsets with any airfares.....and if any fossil car driver does the same then that's a step in the right direction. 





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  # 2082048 31-Aug-2018 20:29
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jfanning:

 

But what about the CO2 impact from people that take numerous flights, or are we able to ignore those?

 

 

I'm glad you raised that, I didn't want to but I find it extremely hypocritical for a user (whom I won't name) to be making evangelistic rants about CO2 and climate change in one thread, and then explaining how many times per month he/she has been flying trans-Tasman in another thread.  Reminds me of the Green MPs with their record-breaking taxi and Air NZ bills.

 

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  # 2083033 3-Sep-2018 09:39
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Linuxluver:

 


I always buy the carbon offsets with any airfares.....and if any fossil car driver does the same then that's a step in the right direction. 

 

 

 

 

So there is actually someone that gives money to the airlines thinking it will go anywhere near fixing something other than increasing an airlines profits? I think actually planting your own trees will provide a much better result.

 

 

 

But still this doesn't change the fact that airlines generate a huge amount of CO2 emissions daily, look at this one quote from Air NZ (I did read another article saying they were only doing this in NZ, so the emissions were still occurring in other countries).  So I still think it is a little rich to be pushing one message while encouraging such large scale emissions in another.

 

 

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/97539393/air-new-zealand-reusing-untouched-snacks-pluggingin-grounded-planes

 

 

 

"Air New Zealand also announced on Wednesday that it had begun plugging its grounded long-haul planes into electricity sources at Auckland and Christchurch International Airports.

 

Previously, power units in the tails of Boeing 777 and 787-9 aircraft powered the planes' air conditioning and lighting when they waited on the tarmac. Such a system used jet fuel, generating more than 4,500,000 kilograms of carbon emissions each year."


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  # 2083052 3-Sep-2018 10:15
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Linuxluver:

 

All those SUVs make it pretty clear their owners aren't really thinking ahead........(climate change)....and what the impact of all that extra CO2 will be on their kids (and mine...and yours). 

Then many of them roar down the highway over the speed limit.....further maximising their waste of fuel and the generation of CO2 beyond what the legal speed limit allows. 

I love catching up to them at the next lot of road works. All that extra fuel wasted......for literally nothing. 

Petrol and diesel CAN'T be expensive.....or people wouldn't break the law to waste it. 

Muppets on the road.....

 

 

Or they did think about the future, but came to a different conclusion to you.





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  # 2083082 3-Sep-2018 11:01
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Ok, this muppet ain't on the road any more:

 

Click to see full size

 

He/she came flying through an intersection with SH3, across the road managed to clear a ditch (in the bottom of the pic) and end up in that paddock. What a winner!


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  # 2083083 3-Sep-2018 11:02
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DarthKermit:

 

Ok, this muppet ain't on the road any more:

 

Click to see full size

 

He/she came flying through an intersection with SH3, across the road managed to clear a ditch (in the bottom of the pic) and end up in that paddock. What a winner!

 

 

Looking for Daisy Duke... disappointed...

 

 


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  # 2083108 3-Sep-2018 11:40
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DarthKermit:

 

Ok, this muppet ain't on the road any more:

 

Click to see full size

 

He/she came flying through an intersection with SH3, across the road managed to clear a ditch (in the bottom of the pic) and end up in that paddock. What a winner!

 

 

There is/was another one in the paddock at the next corner too. Judging by the new power pole installed nearby it had to hurt.


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  # 2083113 3-Sep-2018 11:43
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DarthKermit:

 

Ok, this muppet ain't on the road any more:

 

 

 

He/she came flying through an intersection with SH3, across the road managed to clear a ditch (in the bottom of the pic) and end up in that paddock. What a winner!

 

 

Lucky to clear the ditch, outcome would have been much worse otherwise.





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  # 2083120 3-Sep-2018 12:08
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Kraven:

 

There is/was another one in the paddock at the next corner too. Judging by the new power pole installed nearby it had to hurt.

 

 

Yes. As of Sunday the 2nd, that red Lexus is still there (minus parts that people have been stripping from it). We were surprised to see the white car also in a paddock quite close by.

 

Here's the intersection where the accident occurred, if anyone's interested: Intersection


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  # 2083567 4-Sep-2018 09:23
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DarthKermit:

 

Here's the intersection where the accident occurred, if anyone's interested: Intersection

 

 

Impressive that they managed to get up enough speed to clear the ditch after stopping at the stop sign.





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