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      12-06-2018, 04:33 PM   #23
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You definitely have car insurance, the dog may or may not have pet insurance. Either way, as a dog lover, I'm not purposely hitting a dog so that I can preserve my material object.
Hypothetical here. You're driving down a narrow two land road( 1 lane each direction) with a loved one of yours in the car with you. Let's say your driving the speed limit and its 55mph. Suddenly a Rhodesian ridgeback comes bounding out the woods and stops in the middle of your lane 75' from your car and your closing fast. One choice is steer left into oncoming traffic and there's a Peterbuilt carrying a heavy load coming towards you at say 75mph. The other choice is the 150 year old oak tree on the right side of your lane and no way to avoid it if you steer right of dog. What are you going to do?

I can't think of a person I know that would purposely drill a dog down if there is a safe alternative to avoid Fido. Too many people here seem to say it's only a material object at stake but it's not. There are human beings in these cars and they're fragile creatures and often get badly injured or die trying to avoid critters in the street, happens pretty damn often.

I've drilled into my kids heads if they can can stop or safely maneuver to avoid impact an animal do so but if not do what must be done, get yourself home in one piece. Don't care about the vehicle, I care about people especially my kin.
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Its just a car dude.
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So if there's a kid on the left side of the road, and a dog on your side, where do you go?
Downshift, floor the gas and go on the middle
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No but I'd use this story after I did.
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      12-07-2018, 11:42 AM   #27
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I totaled my f22 coming around a corner and swerving to miss a dog
Your car Did not die in vain, it's probably happy in Bmw heaven.
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      12-07-2018, 12:17 PM   #28
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So if there's a kid on the left side of the road, and a dog on your side, where do you go?
Back to the future
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      12-07-2018, 12:48 PM   #29
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in my industry, i hear this excuse ALL THE TIME from guys who wrecked their cars being dipshits on the street.
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For a dog? Probably. For a person? Probably not, unless I was in China.
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      12-10-2018, 02:39 PM   #31
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I hit a dog in my old '95 Civic once. That's almost the same thing right?
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      12-10-2018, 09:24 PM   #32
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So if there's a kid on the left side of the road, and a dog on your side, where do you go?
Try to steer down the middle and avoid both of course while braking.
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      12-10-2018, 10:48 PM   #33
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Try to steer down the middle and avoid both of course while braking.
Now you hit a dog and a kid
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