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Advice I got on a forum is if your spouse is concerned about the safety of getting a Jeep, start talking about getting a Harley.
Yup. When the light changes at a busy intersection and I’m the first car to go, I always do a 3-2-1 count just in case someone is trying to beat the red light. Kept me from getting crushed by a dump truck once.Echoing what others have said here... the ol’ JL isn’t a safe vehicle by modern standards, and that means it deserves to be driven with respect. Also, kids’ modern car seats improve child safety more than anything else, so ferrying the children in mine is no cause for alarm. That being said, never take any intersection for granted. Even one-way feeders. I check them all like there’s an intoxicated motorist approaching from every direction.
I would love to be the commissioner of traffic...I would revoke at least 25% of the populations driving privileges.Driving style is a huge factor. It’s the one thing we are all in control of. Keep your speed down, leave room between the car in front of you, and keep aware of the nuts around you.
2 things. Humans inherently make mistakes, so accidents will always happen even if you crank on driver safety requirements. Also, it is not only about you driving safely, it is about, as you call them, the idiots who can't walk a straight line sober sharing the road with you.I give my JLU 4 stars...because I am behind the wheel and because of what someone else posted...
I would love to be the commissioner of traffic...I would revoke at least 25% of the populations driving privileges.
Some of these idiots probably can't walk a straight line sober, never mind drive a vehicle.
I stay far away from people, the shit I see on the road on a daily basis just boggles my mind.
I often feel like the famous captain from star trek meme with his hand out and the wtf look on his face.
It isn't vehicles that need to be safer, it is the stupid humans, which will inevitably lead to cars driving themselves because some people are too stupid to learn how to merge, follow or have any curtesy to others on the road.
NCAP test aside, how can anyone NOT question the safety of the JL from its numerous reported cases of death wobble and the rudimentary welding? Not to mention, all the anecdotal cases of electronic issues. Although my kids will probably seldom be in the JLUR, as a father of 2 with a JLUR still in D status, I would be lying to say that it hasn't crossed my mind to abandon my order til FCA gets their 'merda' together. I really hope I come across more good threads than bad about the 2019s before my order turns to KZ.
Oddly enough... I've had many bikes. I had a Harley until a year and a half ago, when my first son was born. Wife was thrilled I would sell the Harley for a Jeep... all in perspective.Advice I got on a forum is if your spouse is concerned about the safety of getting a Jeep, start talking about getting a Harley.
I have a car seat in the back of my JLU. I take the 2 front doors off constantly but leave the rear 2 on for the safety of my son. In your view, is that acceptable? Genuinely curious.Any vehicle can be a death trap. I do not agree with doorless Jeeps with kids. No circumstances are acceptable
Ya that’s fine because as adults we have a choice. You need barriers for them and generally they can do dumb things.I have a car seat in the back of my JLU. I take the 2 front doors off constantly but leave the rear 2 on for the safety of my son. In your view, is that acceptable? Genuinely curious.