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Thread: F*%&^*$#*ing Roos Part Deux

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    Stop complaining and move abroad

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakkie
    Stop complaining and move abroad
    it adds to the experience. just think of it as free, random autocross. with fur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    I was going to say unlucky ... but having read the posts from the rest of you I can only say WOW.... Didn't realise hits were that often.

    I'd definitely NOT be buying a European spec car over there. I'd want something that WONT protect the 'roo and direct it on to the bonnet and screen.

    Glad all are safe and damage isnt' too bad.
    Do 'roo hits badly affect your insurance rates ??
    This is a 'roo bar: http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/forum...5&d=1129336322
    We have it on our car for no other reason than to stop 'roos on cross country trips, and thankfully haven't had to use it yet. I've heard stories of guys that hit 3 on 1 road, others that make a game of hitting them, removing the pest from the road.

    Bad luck IB4R, but glad to see noone is injured or significantly damaged, from all accounts you got out of that one very lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sauc3
    yep "bull bars" over here.
    But after a huge growth in people adding them to 4x4s - and no bulls on OUR roads the government took the reasonable steps that they were causing too many deaths and injury on the roads.
    So new "people friendly" bars like on the LR were developed.
    Still lots of people over here who are anti them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matra et Alpine
    I was going to say unlucky ... but having read the posts from the rest of you I can only say WOW.... Didn't realise hits were that often.

    I'd definitely NOT be buying a European spec car over there. I'd want something that WONT protect the 'roo and direct it on to the bonnet and screen.

    Glad all are safe and damage isnt' too bad.
    Do 'roo hits badly affect your insurance rates ??
    For us, our previous and current insurance readily acknowledged our damages were caused by random roo strikes (the blood & gore & fur was still embedded in the cars, after all) but both still deemed them as being at-fault collisions. What can you do?

    In many areas of Oz roo strikes are no joke a serious problem and it really does disuade people from travelling around especially at night with dawn/dusk the worst times. After four hits we eventually decided to move. The 7 year drought has also tended to draw them out of the parched paddocks and onto the ungrazed road verges in search of food. There are about 20+ million Eastern Grey roos just in NSW alone and they are nocturnal and extremely hard to discern in the headlights. Or if you're really lucky they just bound out of nowhere and slam into the side of your car. One launched out of the unseen and did a $7800 touchdown on the roof of a mate's Landcruiser ute. In most of my wife's encounters she didn't even have time to lift off, let alone brake from 115 .. so just BOOM .. then it all goes quiet and you've lost lights while hopefully rolling to a safe stop as you leave a trail of steam and bits 'n pieces of what's left of your car



    An elderly neighbour of mine incurred $18k of damage while cruising carefully at only 90km/h one night in her shiny new C-Class

    At these levels of impact the less sophisticated trigger settings on early-type airbags can pose their own set of dramas, as you can imagine. You're right to recognise the shift in priorites re selection of vehicle type & design especially the slope-nose issue. Roos have a high COG and many of the time they're airborn even before you hit 'em

    I'll never forget the story told by a truckie workmate of mine who was Interstating a Kenworth. One minute he was peering through the night gloom on a 10 hour run, kinda dazed like you get on a long trip, when all of a sudden half the windshield's gone and he's being attacked and scratched and clawed and bitten in the pitch-dark cabin by something! Somehow he managed to keep control and pull up .. it was a ruddy great PELICAN that had flown through the screen
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    Do you guys ever get cases where one would break through the windshield and kick the hell out of the driver or passenger thus killing them? I've heard of it happening twice with within the past 2 or 3 years, and its really rather scary and freaky thinking that you can get your face kicked in by an animal like that.
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    at least Kangaroo's are smarter than dears.over here deers just jump in front of the car from no where and smash the front end .i have seen alot of bad crashes just because the deers.lol.
    Last edited by mehrshadvr4; 02-09-2007 at 11:04 AM.

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    ^Yes, dears are some stupid animals.


    How big is the average roo?
    Go n-ithe an cat thu, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by mehrshadvr4
    at least Kangaroo's are smarter than dears.over here dears just jump in front of the car from no where and smash the front end .i have seen alot of bad crashes just because the dears.lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tiv
    ^Yes, dears are some stupid animals.


    How big is the average roo?
    Never knew letterheads could cause so much damage out on the roads!


    Ohhh, you meant this thing...


    That's a DEER.
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    See, that's not fair. They look so cute and fuzzy. But they're not very forgiving to crash into.

    Why can't they have the same structural properties as marshmallows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella
    Never knew letterheads could cause so much damage out on the roads!


    Ohhh, you meant this thing...


    That's a DEER.
    F*ck you. I haven't slept in a week.
    Go n-ithe an cat thu, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tiv
    F*ck you. I haven't slept in a week.
    I've been up all night, and I'm going to sleep now. It's even.
    Rockefella says:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella
    I've been up all night, and I'm going to sleep now. It's even.
    I can't sleep; I can't lay down.
    Go n-ithe an cat thu, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tiv
    I can't sleep; I can't lay down.
    I sleep when I'm standing. You always have to be ready for battle.
    Rockefella says:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockefella
    I sleep when I'm standing. You always have to be ready for battle.
    That's what a gun under the pillow is for...
    Go n-ithe an cat thu, is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat

    When you go Home, Tell them for us and say 'For your tommorrow, We Gave Our Today.'

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