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<IMG SRC="http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j267/GhawiJ/2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Hit a stationary pole. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thought I would share.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's (Copeland)

sorry about that, teenagers in general should not drive new cars, I was one of those statistics and crashed a new car about 6 months or so into a tree after loosing it in the snow. Back then Japanese tires were not worth a dime, and the car was RWD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> but it was still my fault, too fast in the snow.
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's (Copeland)

What's so funny about that? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Tim
 

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She turned into an ATM pole..... I find humor in her lack of driving skills
 

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Hitting something like that is easy to understand. My wife often compares the turning radius to the Queen Mary...<p>Add lack of judgement due to inexperience plus reduced visibility on the right hand side, salted with a bit of overconfidence in their own skills, and it can easily yield a scratched door like that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Hope you are making her pay at least part of the repair. There is nothing more sobering than having to pay for your own mistakes.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Copeland</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">She turned into an ATM pole</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have noted that many drive up ATM's (attached to the driveup lanes) are extremely narrow, and the concrete curbing extends way past the front of the lane. It's very easy to forget the curbing is there, and one get's a rude awakening when you exit, and turn to soon.<p>It looks like this is what happened with the pole. I can see quite easily how she made the mistake.
 

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Just feel lucky that it was a teenage girl and not a teenage boy, or you would be looking at a write-off due to a frontal crash or a roll over.
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's (Copeland)

not sure "girls" would be the only ones to make a mistake.
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's ([email protected])

Not to brag....<p>My daughter was/is a professional ballerina at the age of 16. I'll tell you, that gal can drive a car as well and fast as a guy.<p>She's now 21, and quite surpasses the driving skills of her Psycholgist mother! I know cause I have to sit in the right hand seat now and then.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ig_mb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hitting something like that is easy to understand. My wife often compares the turning radius to the Queen Mary...<p>Add lack of judgement due to inexperience plus reduced visibility on the right hand side, salted with a bit of overconfidence in their own skills, and it can easily yield a scratched door like that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Hope you are making her pay at least part of the repair. <B>There is nothing more sobering than having to pay for your own mistakes</B>[Emphasis added.].</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Amen to that. I would also add, that the lesson generally gets learned really well (no repeats). Nothing like not being able to spend money on movies/outings with friends/etc. because you have to pay for a collision deductible (plus the increased insurance rates that resulted from the encounter with an ATM pole) to emphasize a lesson.
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's ([email protected])

... and to be sure, there is a reason why insurance rates for teenage girls are lower (MUCH lower in our area) than rates for teenage boys. And I wouldn't disagree with that disparity from my observation of driving records of the boys v. girls that my daughters went to school with.<br>
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's (seattlexc90)

And I can prove that girls are in more accidents around my old high school. It's still sexism no matter how you look at it. Besides, a simple scrape can cost $1000. I just had to fix a dent in the S80's door from a deer that ran into it. $1000 for that is near robbery.
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's (Majisto)

Majisto...are you going to the Volvo GTG in Austin?
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's (Majisto)

Perhaps in a given neighborhood (or any individual isolated sample), you might see more or less accidents by a group of males or females, but sexism has nothing to do with it either way. Insurance companies are in business to make money, and if female drivers did not in fact exhibit lower accident rates, they would certainly not allow them to pay lower premium amounts than their male counterpart.<p>There are hundreds of studies confirming this, and quoting one from August 2004:<br>Differences between men and women in terms of their driving behavior and accident rates have long been demonstrated in the UK, mainland Europe, the United States, Australia and in many other countries. In all studies and analyses, without exception, men have been shown to have a higher rate of crashes than women. This gender difference is most marked in the population under the age of 25 years, but is also evident among older drivers. . . <various studies show> that men have double the number of crashes per 1,000 drivers than women. . . a higher number of crashes . . . incur their first crash earlier in their driving career.<br><A HREF="http://www.sirc.org/publik/driving.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.sirc.org/publik/driving.pdf</A><p>One study might lend some moral support to Copeland's daughter:<br>"..men are more at risk from accidents involving high speed while women are more likely to be involved in accidents resulting from perceptual errors."
 

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Woah woah woah! Lets clarify real fast this is NOT my daughter! Lol knock on wood...no kids....<p>I ran into a guy and saw his car and out of curiousity asked him what happened to such a beautiful SUV, and he told me what his daughter did.<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>david</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Copeland, I love your car!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks alot! Its still in the working <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Why Teenage Girls Should'nt Drive XC90's (seattlexc90)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>seattlexc90</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">PIn all studies and analyses, without exception, men have been shown to have a higher rate of crashes than women. This gender difference is most marked in the population under the age of 25 years, but is also evident among older drivers. . . <various studies show> that men have double the number of crashes per 1,000 drivers than women. . . a higher number of crashes . . . incur their first crash earlier in their driving career.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is not just cars, it is all types of equipment. My father in law hires women for a lot of the jobs on his farm and factory because it means a lot less broken stuff (at least, that is the official reason...).
 

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Ouch! The pole was coming from the right! (prioritary) ... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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