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Where is Consumer Reports when you need them?

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by vandacca, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

    Oct 13, 2014
    #1 vandacca, Aug 5, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2016
    OMG, there are fallible humans navigating our streets in large heavy equipment, carrying large containers of combustible liquids. Where is Consumer Reports when you need them?

    Yesterday, there was a collision between 2 transport trucks and a pickup truck, completely shutting down the highway (3 eastbound and 3 westbound lanes). These 3 vehicles were full of a combustible liquid (gasoline) that burst into flames, completely destroying all 3 vehicles and significantly damaging the highway too.

    Why isn't Consumer Reports looking after our best interests and calling for an end to this crazy experiment. Or at the very least, bringing this dangerous behavior to everyone's attention?

    It's crazy that so much combustible liquid is being transported (at high speeds) around civilian populations. This madness needs to stop!
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  2. 3mp_kwh

    3mp_kwh Active Member

    Feb 13, 2013
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  3. travwill

    travwill Active Member

    May 1, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    Agree. I was thinking of unfair Tesla coverage last night when 2 of the say 10 stories on NBC Nightly News were about car fires - 1) a car at a gas station burst into flames with kid in it, and 2) a highway crash trapped a lady inside due to doors compressing and caught on fire promptly.

    Driving around on 20 gallons of highly flammable liquid can't be worse than batteries....

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