The NHTSC says that there has been a 47% increase in pedestrian deaths during the last 5 years. They are pushing to have pedestrian detection/auto stop a mandatory feature on new vehicles. One reason for more accidents may be distracted driving/walking. How many pedestrians have you seen walking while on their phones and/or with ear plugs.
I have not personally read the numbers, so I can't vouch for the accuracy of the study. However, as a Critical Care nurse who works in a Level I Trauma Center in Downtown Columbus, I can certainly tell you, anecdotally, we see waaaaay more Pedestrians vs Whatever (cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, squirrels...) than we ever used to. Some are nothing, but some are totally fucked up. Add this into the distracted driving increase and the encounters have skyrocketed.Where did you read this?
I hate to hear and see this, but this was me a couple months ago when my JLUR arrived. I sold my baby, a 2003 Mustang Cobra Convertible, my heart is broken . It put down 643hp and 609 ft lbs to the wheels on pump gas, fastest 1/4 run 10.7. It was to fast for the street and I never drove it, cars that sit tend to rot and I couldn’t fathom the though of DD such a low mile beauty so she had to go!!Probably. Can't drive that car hard anywhere but a road course, and track time is very, very expensive. I am putting 16-20k miles per year on it daily driving. It's fun, I ran a 3.2s 0-60 and 11.7s 1/4 after new tires and wheels, and it hauls on road courses. It has a lot of utility for a sports car, but that means almost no utility.
Every track session costs $500+ when you factor in brakes and tires. I end up getting out once every couple of months at most. So, while I enjoy DDing the car and listening to the exhaust, I can't really do much with it on the street, it's just too fast. Any more than slight throttle and the speed limit is well broken before you know it. Coupled with the lack of utility, it just doesn't make sense. I don't have room for multiple cars for myself, so it's likely I will trade it in.