Date registered: May 2003
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RE: Secure cabins
What I mean is,
Take a situation Car A and Car B.
Car A is controlled by an inattentive driver dialing his cell phone or adjusting the tuner of the radio. What he doesn't notice is that traffic has suddenly halted up ahead(for whatever reason). Since he is not paying attention to traffic, he whizzes into Car B at 70 mph. The kinetic energy is then transferred to Car B, and if the driver of Car B is on his brakes, his vehicle absorbs most of the impact(plus the weight of the car). If the driver of Car B is not on his brakes as hard, the car will not absorb as much energy, but will be pushed out of control. When the driver of Car B slams on his brakes AFTER the collision, since the energy is in HIS car now, he will transfer it to Car A. Thus Car A gets more of a beating.
At least I think that's how it works. I am not an expert in physics no doubt, and I have never taken a course.[:D]
Am I right or wrong? I don't know, but it seems to make sense to me.[?] Thanks.