Saturday, November 01, 2008


Terri was about to enter I-35. She stepped on the gas to accelerate in the Jaguar. With a "thunk" the drive train became disengaged (and remains so, needing a transmission replacement, according to the service department.)

I write this for you to pass along to your teenager who might be tempted to give it a shot between cars, exiting S.O., especially at the east exit. Cars coming down both hills are often travelling at 65mph despite the new lower limit. A few seconds' gap opens up - boot it, dude! (Remember how it felt to be young and invincible?)

It can happen - you can lose power just like that... and then it's too late.

Tell the teens.

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