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Lighter not necessarily safer

Dear Editor,

Although I generally agree with the overall gist of A. Enren’s response to R.T. Moolick’s March 17 letter, Mr. Enren needs to get some facts straight.

In the statement that mass times speed equals force, THAT means that whatever the hypothetical boulder hits is going to get trashed, however, the occupant inside the imaginary boulder will be much safer than the hypothetical passenger in the feather. So, lighter is not necessarily safer, so you must find a way to get in good safety systems in light cars.



Another point that is not true is the statement about gas consumption. Yes, you would save fuel and thus money; however, gas is so cheap in the United States of America that in a couple of years of ownership, it would sadly not pay back the car.

So, Mr. Enren, although you may have good ideas, make sure that you get your facts and reasoning straight before you put your ideas into the public forum.



Dustin Bowers

Glenwood Springs


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