Calculating Car Crashes

About the only place on the face of the earth that can get away with strange things has to be Hollywood. Anything goes in the world of movies and television and they of course can't stop delivering what the public wants to view.

One of my husbands favorite scenes to watch in a movie are car chase scenes. I'm sure the majority rules with voting for good quality realistic car crashes in movies. Have you ever wondered if the expense of doing a movie covers for those car crashes, or just how much damage do they rack up anyhow?

Some car chases in movies are so over the top that you might find yourself mentally trying to add up the cost of all the wreckage! I'm sure it's one automotive insurance bill you would not want to have to deal with!

If you're curious just how much they rack up with those high speed crash scenes, Progressive Direct, has done the math for you. They teamed up with Universal Studios Home Entertainment to insert a running tally of the destruction into the recent HD DVD release of "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." As cars smacked into one another in Tokyo, a display in a small window keeps track: "Roof repair: $209, taillights: $451, fender: $618." Now there's something to think about!

The calculator is labeled "Progressive Direct: Insurance Damage Estimates." Hmm, maybe some of us might need one of those calculators in our vehicles! I'm not so sure if it's really the movie car crash scenes that are over the top, or is it the high tech calculator that is over the top? I'll let you decide which is over the top!

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