Drivers Flee After Supercar Crash
An accident of two supercars in England poses a mystery to the police: A Porsche and a Ferrari collided, both drivers fled. And where does the curry sauce come from on the Porsche windscreen?
The rear of the Porsche is almost completely demolished, a tire demolished. A spectacular accident in England raises questions: in a roundabout at Sheffield collided a Ferrari 458 with a Porsche 718 Cayman. But why did both drivers flee, leaving their broken sports cars on the road? The cause of the accident is still unclear, but the police assume that the Ferrari crashed into the Porsche. On top of that, the damage to the vehicles can be concluded: While especially the front of the Ferrari is damaged, it has caught the side of the Porsche at the rear. In addition, the Cayman overturned after the collision. After all, the driver was still able to escape after the crash.
Lunch on the Porsche disc
Curious: On the front of the Cayman stick curry sauce and chicken nuggets.
The picnic decor on the windshield of the Porsche also looks curious. There was curry sauce and chicken nuggets, maybe the Ferrari driver’s lunch. Serious conclusions, however, could not pull the officials from the leftovers. According to the BBC, the police have now identified a 26-year-old driver of the Porsche. Who drove the Ferrari, is not yet known.
Is only the one who couples, a good driver?
The Federal Roads Office (Astra) proposes that automatic drivers may also control passers-by. How do you handle the transmission issue?
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While only one in five of all vehicles registered in Switzerland had an automatic transmission in 1990, according to the TCS, they are already 45 percent today – and rising. In the canton of Zurich this year, 5 percent of all new drivers made the automatic test, twice as many as ten years earlier. So the handset will die soon?
At the Federal Roads Office (Astra) the good old clutch is as good as written off. “With regard to the increasing electrification of vehicles, the gearbox issue will no longer play a role in the future: Electrically powered vehicles no longer need a classic gearbox, be it a manual or automatic transmission,” writes the federal authority.
In addition, many different types of transmissions are already installed in the cars today: classic manual transmissions, mechanical transmissions with automatic clutch, dual-clutch transmissions, continuously variable transmissions, classic automatic transmissions or even electric cars with a forward and reverse gear. “If we look only a few years into the future, semi-autonomous vehicles will play an increasingly important role in increasingly dense road traffic,” says the Astra.
Therefore, as part of the driver training revision package, the federal government is proposing that those who have passed the driving test with automatic transmissions are allowed to drive hand-operated cars in future. But driving instructors and accident experts strongly warn against it. “It is dangerous for someone who usually drives a vending machine to drive a hand-operated car,” said Bruno Schlegel, driving instructor and president of the Auto Commission of the Swiss Driving Instructors Association.
Am I a good driver?
Jens von Rad-ab has made a few car driver thoughts and wonders if he is a good car driver. Foresighted driving, taking regular breaks and sleeping for half an hour when tired, as coffee and Red Bull come in. He states that he is not so bad at it. Of course, I also thought about how I would class myself as a car driver and try to expand Jens’ categories a bit.
Experience: In the nearly four and a half years, in which I already have my driver’s license, I probably have “demolished” quite a few kilometers compared to most of my peers. Not only privately, by the shuttle between Hamburg, Osnabruck, Methane and Meshach, also during the FSJ in the rescue service, I conjured many thousands of kilometers on the clock. As you get to know a few situations that you try to prevent for yourself then. (I certainly do not claim to have the same driving experience as a fifty-year-old.)
Consideration: And if I have not been before, I’ve become a more considerate and relaxed driver at the latest since the time in rescue. You can also reach your goal with Tempo 120 – even if it means less fun.
Of course that does not mean that I do not get upset about mid-lane skidding and Schleicher sometimes, but then rather quiet for me. To use the (light) horn and other “car driver’s greetings” comes to me only in the rarest of cases in question.
Likewise, I try not to be a traffic barrier for others, when I’m not traveling so fast. This includes, among other things, not easy to pull on the left lane and thereby force other drivers to full braking.
Fitness: If I look at Jens in other two categories, I have to admit, though, that I’m not an all-too-good driver in that respect. The normal four hours I need from Mossback to Methane or Hamburg to Methane and vice versa, I usually go through without great breaks.
However, I’m already worried about the tiredness and try, almost in preparation for the long rides, in advance enough to sleep. And otherwise an energy drink or an espresso has to supply the necessary boost.
Reason: “Do not drink and drive.” One does not need to question the old mantra; it makes sense without question and has high priority for me. When I drive a car, I keep my hands off alcohol. And also applies otherwise: If I feel unable to drive, I stay away from the driver’s seat. The risk is just not worth it!
Also Canny has thought about this issue and has, among other things still delivered a meaningful Tip: (regular) driver safety training. This is already on my plan for a long time and at the latest next year I will tackle that.
Otherwise, I consider myself just a more predictive and defensive driver and – at least compared to many peers – a reasonably good driver. If one always calculates with the mistakes of the others, one probably comes most safely through the traffic. And that’s probably the main thing, right?