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Old 06-29-2007, 12:05 PM   #15
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You can make somethings fool proof, but you can't make anything d___fool proof.

The La Times article seemed a lot like a vendetta to me. Not informed and not balanced.

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Old 06-29-2007, 12:07 PM   #16
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Where are those 1950's Drivers Education Films when you need them?


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Old 06-29-2007, 12:18 PM   #17
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Where are those 1950's Drivers Education Films when you need them?
You mean like "Blood Flows Red on the Highway?" If more newly minted drivers had to watch them, it MIGHT make a small difference. I will take a small difference, over no difference, any day.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:20 PM   #18
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I don't recall my LA Times login and don't want to bother with it right now but did they really say "surge brakes would prevent sway"? When set up correctly I think surge brakes can work effectively IF the tow vehicle is well within it's limits. If you're pushing the max trailering weight then electric brakes are a must. In general I'd have to say surge brakes are a contibutor to sway and if incorrectly adjusted are worse than nothing at all because by the very nature in which they work they are prone to setting up an oscillation.


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