Good old days

charles4dcharles4d Posts: 550Expert Adviser


  • charles4dcharles4d Posts: 550Expert Adviser
    When cars and truck were really built
  • LanceLance Posts: 883Member
    Just guessing but I'm going to say that sharknose Graham is toast.
  • charles4dcharles4d Posts: 550Expert Adviser
    Yea looks that way a lot of them are kinda hurting in the photos
  • railknightrailknight Posts: 382Expert Adviser
    Scary accident photos! Looks like the vehicle at 4:50 is literally wrapped around a telephone pole.
  • ski4life65ski4life65 Posts: 1,022Expert Adviser
    Seems strange how people would gather around the accident scene to get their picture taken. Fairly certain many of these pictures involved fatalities.
  • BeforemytimeBeforemytime Posts: 111Member
    Before steering Columns were built to collapse the driver could be impaled in a frontal collision.
  • 33kc198933kc1989 Posts: 400Senior Contributor
    I’ll agree with all above and add it usually wasn’t pretty.  A small wreck back then was major.  
  • railknightrailknight Posts: 382Expert Adviser
    According to U.S. fatal auto accident statistics, you were about twice as likely to die in an auto accident in 1946 than in 2016. Guess there's something to be said for seat belts, shock absorbing steering columns, air bags, padded dashboards, etc. About the only safety feature on cars from years ago was safety glass.
  • charles4dcharles4d Posts: 550Expert Adviser
    I  guess we should thank Ralph Nader too
  • SuperDaveSuperDave Posts: 3,371Senior Contributor
    charles4d said:

    I  guess we should thank Ralph Nader too

    I wouldn't go THAT far. LOL
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