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How dumb do they think we are?

Old 07-24-2007, 01:58 PM
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Default How dumb do they think we are?

http://finance.yahoo.com/insurance/a...save-you-money

I personally like this part best

"Progressive (Charts, Fortune 500) also collects data about vehicle speed, acceleration and braking, but that information is used only for research purposes, the company said, and it would not be used to set rates, or as a basis for canceling a policy."

Rrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight - "research" purposes - Are they going to try and sell us a bridge next?
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:07 PM
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We'll also give you a big discount on your insurance if your car stays in the garage.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:52 PM
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There is a black box recorder in your your car that records data like vehicle speed. If the air bags deploy, the data is saved and can be used to prosecute you. There was a case in PA where a guy hit another car and killed the other driver. The prosecuter had the black box data and documented the car was travelling 106 MPH at the time his air bag deployed. He was convicted of vehicular manslaughter. Plus his insurance went up!
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:58 PM
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pretty dumb

truth be told though, we are

actually in some states you can get a transponder put on your car attached to the obd system ($50 or so...) and you are exempt from emissions testing as long as you send in proof of repairs if the check engine light goes on. Wonder of you get a ticket in the mail now and then for speeding, or from homeland security for spending too much time near Nukes, bridges or donut shops......???????

Ike's MIC is here along with the rest of the Orwellien ameneties

Whatever............
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:46 PM
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oh yeah, that's priceless. i'd rather pay the extra $100 thank you very much.
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