People should not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers are killing many people each and every day.
BTW, please keep up the thread with facts that support the title (as you have been doing). I like it and this little sidebar discussion will be buried in no time.
A mail truck. They should use golf carts at least.
Semi fire. Pineapples all over.
Good article on the danger of gasoline and the many many deaths and injuries.
Mail trucks, that typically have a 40 to 100 mile use per day, sit parked with access to the grid for 16 hours a day during the week and 64 hours on weekend, stop and go use, are powered by gasoline? Why?
There should be a specialty firm that converts mail trucks and school buses to electricity. Expand to garbage trucks and may be snow ploughs in 5 years....
Yep. EVs much safer than ICE. I guess that is why my insurance is much lower.
Here's another hot ride, a 2008 Volvo XC 90.http://www dot telegram dot com/news/20180803/fire-engulfs-car-on-interstate-290-in-worcester
WORCESTER, MA - City firefighters put out a fire that engulfed a car on Interstate 290 Thursday afternoon.
The sole occupant of the 2008 Volvo XC90, a 27-year-old woman from Worcester, was unharmed, according to state police. It took firefighters about 45 minutes to extinguish the blaze, which occurred about 5:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes near the Lincoln Street exit.
State police said the cause of the fire was unknown as of early Thursday night.
Headline has no mention of the make of car. Shocker!
Very dramatic rescue of a Lexus I believe but they do tend to shield the car make of course.http://abc7news.com/traffic/hwy-24-reopens-after-chp-vehicle-burns-with-...
CHP vehicle with exploding ammo. They should use Teslas, much faster and safer and no carbon monoxide to impair cognition.
Road Rage leads to 2 deaths.
Pick up Truck and Motor home Burst into flames. 3 Dead. Make and models of vehicles hidden in the news.
Another Fiery crash. Yep, gasoline again kills 3 people.
In memory of Paul Walker, family coming to terms with his death.
Again BMW explodes. Brand new one?
Headline: "VIDEO: Parked, turned off BMW catches fire in Los Angeles"
Mentions the brand name. Very good. Earlier they would have blacked out the brand name. I am sure the VP, Sales of Kron4 is getting serious phone calls from the dealership and the VP, Advertising, West Coast Region, BMW.
But it isn't all over the news media like a Tesla would be.
Mike83: There are certain sites I have personally boycotted due to their previous bad behavior regarding Tesla reporting. Just in case one of your stories leads to one of them, could you post their direct links, instead of the AMP link? Forwarned is forearmed. Thanks.
The above link is a Semi fire. Tesla's Semis can't come soon enough. Wildfires are rampant now with Global Warming making fires much more often and having a very long season.
Red. I also don't read the Tesla bashing news anymore and am disgusted with them but if they ever do start some real investigative reporting I will be shocked but will inform.
Great to see more coverage of ICE fires and how dangerous they are and this doesn't include CO leaks and neurological damage affecting cognitive reasoning.
Loud explosion and 20 dead. Very sad
The fires continue. Besides ICE vehicles there are cars and propane tanks exploding due to wild fires or should I say urban fires. Again no naming of vehicles that caught fire.
Again more ICE fires. Vehicles not identified.
Again more ICE fires. Vehicles not identified.
There are many more but
Don't warm up an ICE vehicle in a garage.
Fiery crash and fatality.https://www.ksbw.com/article/pacific-grove-man-arrested-in-fatal-fiery-h...
How about that overturned SUV that killed a family of four in Montana on Thanksgiving? No mention of the make and model. If it was a Tesla, people would be talking about it forever! SMH!
ICE cars are so dangerous. Driving around a controlled explosion and controlling the speed with the break is ridiculous. The roads would be safer if everyone had a Tesla. My insurance went down when I traded the 17 year old Ford for a Model 3!
I expect in 10 years or so, ICE cars will be looked at like cigarettes, with some disgust. Everyone will wonder how they were conned so long to buy and drive ICE deathtraps, breathing carcinogenic fueling fumes and blind support of the oil industry and all the wars we've been in to keep the oil flowing.
Another one. Did the CNBC news miss this one among many others?https://abc7news.com/traffic/faulty-brakes-may-have-caused-20-car-pileup...
Fiery flat tire
Does this count as two?
You're not supposed to report the Tesla fires!
Romance mode gone crazy
Don't fire a gun into your car.
I’ve had two cars spontaneously combust. One was a BMW in the 1990s, the other a Chrysler in 1980. Trust me, neither made front page news at the time.
And then you have ICE vehicle explosions
They don't name the vehicle.
Happened to my 1976 Ford Pinto, but I think that was a feature and not a bug.
@Mike83 - https://www.boston.com/cars/local-news/2018/10/19/lamborghini-fire-boston
Yeah. 200 sticks off dynamite in s tegular gas vehicle
Ford Trucks catch on fire while sitting like some BMW's . Being recalled.