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      12-06-2018, 04:33 PM   #23
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You definitely have car insurance, the dog may or may not have pet insurance. Either way, as a dog lover, I'm not purposely hitting a dog so that I can preserve my material object.
Hypothetical here. You're driving down a narrow two land road( 1 lane each direction) with a loved one of yours in the car with you. Let's say your driving the speed limit and its 55mph. Suddenly a Rhodesian ridgeback comes bounding out the woods and stops in the middle of your lane 75' from your car and your closing fast. One choice is steer left into oncoming traffic and there's a Peterbuilt carrying a heavy load coming towards you at say 75mph. The other choice is the 150 year old oak tree on the right side of your lane and no way to avoid it if you steer right of dog. What are you going to do?

I can't think of a person I know that would purposely drill a dog down if there is a safe alternative to avoid Fido. Too many people here seem to say it's only a material object at stake but it's not. There are human beings in these cars and they're fragile creatures and often get badly injured or die trying to avoid critters in the street, happens pretty damn often.

I've drilled into my kids heads if they can can stop or safely maneuver to avoid impact an animal do so but if not do what must be done, get yourself home in one piece. Don't care about the vehicle, I care about people especially my kin.
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Its just a car dude.
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So if there's a kid on the left side of the road, and a dog on your side, where do you go?
Downshift, floor the gas and go on the middle
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      12-06-2018, 07:46 PM   #26
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No but I'd use this story after I did.
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      12-07-2018, 11:42 AM   #27
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I totaled my f22 coming around a corner and swerving to miss a dog
Your car Did not die in vain, it's probably happy in Bmw heaven.
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      12-07-2018, 12:17 PM   #28
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So if there's a kid on the left side of the road, and a dog on your side, where do you go?
Back to the future
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      12-07-2018, 12:48 PM   #29
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in my industry, i hear this excuse ALL THE TIME from guys who wrecked their cars being dipshits on the street.
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For a dog? Probably. For a person? Probably not, unless I was in China.
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I hit a dog in my old '95 Civic once. That's almost the same thing right?
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      12-10-2018, 09:24 PM   #32
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So if there's a kid on the left side of the road, and a dog on your side, where do you go?
Try to steer down the middle and avoid both of course while braking.
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      12-10-2018, 10:48 PM   #33
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Try to steer down the middle and avoid both of course while braking.
Now you hit a dog and a kid
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i find it odd you mention the age of the tree but not the age of the dog...

i'd be more inclined to hit an old dog...but i'm not a monster -- i MIGHT swerve to miss a puppy...

i would rather hit a younger tree vs a larger, more mature tree (likely less damage with one vs the other)

so, if the dog in the scenario were 'bounding' out of the woods, one would assume the dog isn't a puppy. also, since the tree is old in this scenario, i wouldn't like to hit it.

i would hit the dog, miss the tree, and tell the cop after the fact that the overweight truck driver should be cited for speeding.

/done.
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      12-14-2018, 11:36 AM   #35
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Of course if you're coming around a blind corner and ANYTHING is standing in the lane your first instinct is to avoid it. I'm not sure if you have time to consider the ramifications that quickly.

Fact: If you hit a dog that is in the middle of the street, the OWNER of the dog is liable for the damage done to your vehicle. It is the dog owners responsibility to have the dog contained in a safe manner.

I am by no means stating that I would hit the dog rather than try to avoid it (LOVE dogs). However, if you do swerve and hit something else, it's going to be all on you. Sucks.
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Lame excuse
https://gocar2.com/news/view/187

A Male Driver told police he was trying to avoid hitting a dog on road, and slammed the Ferrari into 3 roadsigns!
Depends what the best possible outcome would be for me if I hit the dog and have no chance of dying Im gonna got the dog if I slide off the rode and I see it as maybe death Im not taking a chance
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The idiot just went into the turn too hot.

I'll bet he told the cops that he borrowed the pants he was wearing and didn't know there was meth in the pocket, too.
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I missed a tree once, Bastard jumped right out in front of me!
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I hit a dog in my old '95 Civic once. That's almost the same thing right?
How did you go from Honda Civic to chick magnet f80 m car?!?
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I hit a dog in my old '95 Civic once. That's almost the same thing right?
How did you go from Honda Civic to chick magnet f80 m car?!?
I graduated college and got a job. The F80 is more of a dude magnet though. Chicks don't care!
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I hit a dog in my old '95 Civic once. That's almost the same thing right?
How did you go from Honda Civic to chick magnet f80 m car?!?
I graduated college and got a job. The F80 is more of a dude magnet though. Chicks don't care!
Would you mind telling me more? I'm interested
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I hit a dog in my old '95 Civic once. That's almost the same thing right?
How did you go from Honda Civic to chick magnet f80 m car?!?
I graduated college and got a job. The F80 is more of a dude magnet though. Chicks don't care!
Would you mind telling me more? I'm interested
Sure! Mainly 19-50 year old guys ranging from enthusiast to casual admirers. The first question is usually if I've done anything to it.
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