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4WD reverses into cafe

hiluxdriver

Well-Known Member
I don't think thats any worse than describing the driver as male in his 50's. Why not describe the car as well?
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
I know the media likes to sensationalise everything, but in reality it looks like a typical widely common AWD type of vehicle.
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
Exactly, media + sensationalism (especially if it's a 4WD related incident) = more clicks and advert earnings.
 

LowLux

Moderator
I don't think thats any worse than describing the driver as male in his 50's. Why not describe the car as well?
The media seems to quote very clearly when it's a 4wd that is involved in incidents/accidents on the roads but doesn't make a point if it when its any other car.
 

deepop

4x4 Earth Contributer
I know the media likes to sensationalise everything, but in reality it looks like a typical widely common AWD type of vehicle.
Yep, don't mind them reporting what kind of car but do it corrrectly - All wheel drive or even better 'SUV'.
 

chris_stoffa

4x4 Earth Contributer
Yep, don't mind them reporting what kind of car but do it corrrectly - All wheel drive or even better 'SUV'.
Bwahhhaaaahhahhhh , you are talking about journalists aren't you - "Never let the truth get in the way of a good story" besides which most journalist wouldn't know their ar$e from their elbow in relation to the type of vehicles involved .

Afterall it would be just too much to walk to the rear of the vehicle and copy down the vehicle identifiers............ just like it would be easier if they didn't attend the scene at all and just guessed from a few photos sent in by the public via twitter.:rolleyes:
 

underdog

Well-Known Member
I don't think thats any worse than describing the driver as male in his 50's. Why not describe the car as well?
I agree; hardly consider specifying the "type" of vehicleas even a mild form of sensationalism.


Yep, don't mind them reporting what kind of car but do it corrrectly - All wheel drive or even better 'SUV'.
Lol @ the nit-picking. So my xtrail/suv isn't a 4wd, oops better quit 4x4earth ;) Next somebody will probably jump up and down claiming that their shirt was "salmon" and not pink.

All jokes aside though-

The average person does not differentiate between classes of vehicle like we do. It has less to do with drivetrain characteristics and more to do with basic appearance. Car - Ute - 4WD - Van - Truck - Bus; not usually 2wd, awd, 4wd, 6wd, constant 4wd etc etc. Unless we start talking about performance vehicles/p-platers and the media go crazy haha
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
But sucks when they say it a 4WD when it isn't . . . maybe not on purpose, but gives the '4WDs are bad' brigade something else to harp on about.
It just seems that the media loves putting 4WD in these sorts of stories, to deliberately provoke some sort of response.
The drivers that hit the accelerator or take off in reverse instead of drive will do that in a small buzz box too, nothing relevant to the vehicle type in these cases.
 

rogerazz

4x4 Earth Contributer
Nah. Anyone can see it was a GU Patrol 3.8 litre , Turbo Diesel. Early 2000 model I believe.;)
 

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
We technically ALL should have a driver's test every 5 years period.
My God but 90% of drivers would be stuffed then Wayne !! :D
Probably even those that think they would be ok will find something that has changed or been introduced, and could fail them.
 

twisty

Member
I also saw on the ABC news tonight an eye witness (for what it's worth) claim the driver was on crutches and had difficulty getting out of the ... car. Seems to me he shouldn't have got in in the first place. gawd ... :rolleyes:
 
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