Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Without using the internet, what is the etymology of the replacement of "crash" with "accident"? Was it when nobles stopped letting the chauffeurs drive, and began piloting the vehicles themselves? When elders insisted on continuing to drive, despite their inability to properly manage manual steering and athletically-influenced brakes? When the finance capitalists who took over the auto manufacturers from the first generation began buying legislation meant to allow everyone to pilot a massive, dangerous hunk of metal, thereby forcing states to lower licensing requirements down to written tests designed at a third-grade reading level, and teensy-weensy Playskool-inspired obstacle courses, instead of requiring a minimum of mechanical knowledge and advanced piloting skill? When, subsequent to the latter objectives-based bars, senior citizens and women began driving en masse?