May his soul rest in peace.
Accidents happen to all of us.
I mean no disrespect or to denigrate the tragic nature of this incident.
In our region, and for certain reasons, we might be one of the youngest owner demographics around. The majority of car owners start their driver experience at a younger age and at a category more powerful than the global average.
There are two schools of thought here when it comes to these machines:
The first is that driving ability is something to be taught, cultivated, and taken with the utmost sense of responsibility and gravity. It doesn't have to be track-time or race schooling, per se, but practice. Hours spent practicing all types of scenarios of techniques in empty parking lots, abandoned roads, and in the rain, until the the vehicle became like a second skin: instinctive and bonded. When one was ready to start his automotive interest, it would be with an entry level, 130hp manual car, which they could begin to 'learn'. It is step by step up from that point.
The second school of thought is buy what you want, when you want, based on appeal and not on driver ability.
Over the years, at least locally, the first group seems to have had an accident ratio nowhere close to the second.
Again, I do not mean to disrespect anyone (those who have passed), or have any more information than given in the article; but growing up and learning to drive, I would often stumble onto these pictures in magazines and they would serve as a reminder to respect the ability of the machine I was entrusted with.
Edit: Also, should this post seem inappropriate given the circumstance, please let me know and I will remove it.
Last edited by Ramy; 08-21-2012 at 02:14 AM.