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Old 05-02-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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I had to post this. Now I'm convinced insurance agents are retarded. Parents, make sure you know how to spot those pesky turbo boosters and strut bars!

Seriously, I'm not condoning street racing, but come on!


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jeez, whoever wrote that article must think the average human mind is retarded.
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Geico has also helped put countless radar and laser units into the hands of law enforcement as well. Unlike reducing fraud, or warning parents which you could argue lowers the cost to their customers, that seems to be directly related to driving up insurance costs for their customers. My insurance is not with them.

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Old 05-02-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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Funny how baby boomers wax nostalgic about the hot rods they built and raced in their teens - my dad was one of them. However, these activities are too dangerous for their children. My dad later became a State Farm agent, but never stopped speeding everywhere he went. Today he is retired and driving a dangerous Harley - sometimes with no hemet on.

I used to ride dirt bikes as a teenager, and rode in many enduro races along the Rio Grande in West Texas. It was dangerous, but so much fun.

The point is - few things really fun or thrilling are safe. The goverment is passing laws these days more for insurance companies than the citizens. I am still against the seatbelt law - not because I don't believe people should wear them, but because I do not believe we need the government mandating their use. If you are 18 years old, you are old enough to die for your country. You should also be old enough to drink and be responsible for your own safety.

Now - about street racing specifically. Even I have to admit it is a growing problem in some areas. But rather than trying to ban it, local communities should accept it and make areas available for it away from public traffic areas. I would rather have a kid drag racing than taking drugs anyday, but they need a designated track area to do it safely (well, as safely as possible).
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Old 05-02-2005, 05:32 PM   #5
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Funny how baby boomers wax nostalgic about the hot rods they built and raced in their teens - my dad was one of them. However, these activities are too dangerous for their children. My dad later became a State Farm agent, but never stopped speeding everywhere he went. Today he is retired and driving a dangerous Harley - sometimes with no hemet on.

I used to ride dirt bikes as a teenager, and rode in many enduro races along the Rio Grande in West Texas. It was dangerous, but so much fun.

The point is - few things really fun or thrilling are safe. The goverment is passing laws these days more for insurance companies than the citizens. I am still against the seatbelt law - not because I don't believe people should wear them, but because I do not believe we need the government mandating their use. If you are 18 years old, you are old enough to die for your country. You should also be old enough to drink and be responsible for your own safety.

Now - about street racing specifically. Even I have to admit it is a growing problem in some areas. But rather than trying to ban it, local communities should accept it and make areas available for it away from public traffic areas. I would rather have a kid drag racing than taking drugs anyday, but they need a designated track area to do it safely (well, as safely as possible).
Agreed.

I completely understand where they are coming from. They don't care about most people's lives and property, only the fact that they get their money and they don't have to shell any out. That being said, I have never nor will ever make a claim on my insurance if I'm at the track and something happens. I don't believe in insurance fraud.

Still, these morons are too busy with what their bosses put under their noses to see the big picture. I mean, if they were really as informed as they claim they are, don't you think they would have actually gotten some of the terminology correct? Or maybe they would have written the article to someone with more than a 4th grade education...

Either way, I'm astonished. I need reality checks like this from time to time so I don't forget how stupid the average person is.
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I like how they call the turbochargers, "turbo boosters." Uh, okay, is this Knight Rider? Can I hit the "Turbo Boost" button on my console and make my Focus leap over obstacles like K.I.T.T. can? Gimme all you got K.I.T.T.!!

Anywho, yeah, kids racing/driving fast isn't exactly new - the article tries to make it sound like this is some growing problem or something, but obviously anyone with half a brain knows that kids have been doing this pretty much since cars were invented (or at least, cars fast enough to actually race, were invented).

BTW my dad is an insurance adjuster (not for Geico ) and he tries to be as fair as possible when evaluating someone's claim, but if it does look suspicious, he will report it. It's only fair to the rest of us, you shouldn't wreck your car doing something blatantly illegal and dangerous, and then expect your insurance to cover it. If you take the risk, you should pay.
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Old 05-02-2005, 05:42 PM   #7
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"AUTO TAG"????


The FIRST person to tag my bumper, my foot is gonna tag thier ass. This artical is plain retarded.



You know that the strut bars add about 75 whp. DAMN those things are dangerous!
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^^^^agreed.
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has anyone noticed that the horsepower wars are back on, only this time it's caddy's bmw's lexus well you get the ideal what do you think someone is going to do with a 440hp supercharged sts? get to the office fast right?
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Holy crap folks does this mean that my insurance company might not renew my policy because i have my TEIN stickers on my car? I better take my strut tower bars off beforei ever report any kind of claim.

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