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I had my first near-death experience in my Insight yesterday. I truck hauling heavy construction equipment going the other way dislodged a large rock which hit my Insight squarely in the front license plate. Firstly, I'm glad I live in a state requiring a front plate. Secondly, the plate took the full impact. It punched a 1/2" hole through the plate. Had it hit anywhere else, it would have caused significant damage. Had it hit the windshield, it may have gone through (90mph closing speed between vehicles). I was able to remove the plate and hammer it back to being hardly noticeable, and there's no damage behind the plate. I have a dash cam in both the front and rear. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a plate number because of the "oversized load" banner on the front of the truck, and rain on the rear window which obscured things.

Counting my blessings. Hug your Insights tight tonight.
 

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I had my first near-death experience in my Insight yesterday. I truck hauling heavy construction equipment going the other way dislodged a large rock which hit my Insight squarely in the front license plate. Firstly, I'm glad I live in a state requiring a front plate. Secondly, the plate took the full impact. It punched a 1/2" hole through the plate. Had it hit anywhere else, it would have caused significant damage. Had it hit the windshield, it may have gone through (90mph closing speed between vehicles). I was able to remove the plate and hammer it back to being hardly noticeable, and there's no damage behind the plate. I have a dash cam in both the front and rear. Unfortunately, I couldn't get a plate number because of the "oversized load" banner on the front of the truck, and rain on the rear window which obscured things.

Counting my blessings. Hug your Insights tight tonight.
Must of been alarming to hear that sound... Make sure you keep that license plate, it is now a good luck charm. :wink:
 

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Not to steal your thunder, but I almost got creamed on Friday driving home from work delivering medical paperwork. I was driving along at 45mph (cruise control or course😉) on one of those slightly twisty hilly sections of maine back roads when around the corner coming down a mini slope a pickup truck went one third of the way over the center line. I had to swerve right going off the shoulder partially into the grass near the forest which is also to my right. The car did a tiny hop as I got back into the road and Ruby's rear end (yes I finally came up with a name for my baby, and yes I really do need to find a significant other😊) jumped back onto the road sliding a little to the left until the traction control corrected everything. The car handled magnificently. And, if I didn't have a fracture in my arm, I would have patted myself on the back for my quick response considering I'm an old fat white mammal😂. This was an extremely dangerous situation and the car handled perfectly through it. *End if victim statement* 😉
 

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Must of been alarming to hear that sound... Make sure you keep that license plate, it is now a good luck charm. :wink:
I hammered it back to flat and re-installed it. I'm glad NJ has front plates, or I would have had significant damage to the plastic grille. Only my plate had damage. I consider it a badge of honor now.
 
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