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That was a car?

12:10am. Time for the favorite pastime: "hit the pole". No points to win though. Sorry, I can't feel for those (drunken?) racers. Good he didn't harm others.

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3 hours ago, Rimmer said:

The text in the links says the speedo was stuck on 220kmh

Don't know how digital speedos stayed on after something like this.....the battery must have disintergrated

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49 minutes ago, ChrisY1 said:

Don't know how digital speedos stayed on after something like this.....the battery must have disintergrated

It was an analogue display (see pics above) although it is a bit odd that the rev counter did not get stuck

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6 hours ago, Old Croc said:

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I do have to point something out. All the news reports do report that the speedometer was stuck at 220 Km/h. Hang no wonder there is so much road carnage if people cannot even read a car speedometer correctly.

See the thin shorter line between the 200 and 220 mark, that's 210 Km/h.

The next big line is thicker, that has the marking of 220. Next thin line is in fact 230Km/h.

The speedometer gets stuck on the speed the vehicle was traveling at the time of impact, to aid in the follow up crash investigation.

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9 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

Shows me Report or Share, not Edit. And we've also lost the up arrow on the bottom right to return to the top of the page.

 You are quite right Bangkok Barry. If you click on my posts 3 dots, I have the edit option too, you only have two options. So you have to be correct with your first posting. But the other posts 3 dots have only two options too.

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4 hours ago, Inepto Cracy said:

I do have to point something out. All the news reports do report that the speedometer was stuck at 220 Km/h. Hang no wonder there is so much road carnage if people cannot even read a car speedometer correctly.

See the thin shorter line between the 200 and 220 mark, that's 210 Km/h.

The next big line is thicker, that has the marking of 220. Next thin line is in fact 230Km/h.

The speedometer gets stuck on the speed the vehicle was traveling at the time of impact, to aid in the follow up crash investigation.

 

That sounded good when you read it to yourself right?

 

The position the ‘needle’ sticks on is reliant on the impact dynamics and is not representative of travelling speed.

It has nothing to do with ‘crash investigation’. A dropped ‘speedo clock’ will register many possible final speeds the result based on nothing more than chance. 

 

 

Edit - the edit function still works (iPad anyway).

 

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