My name is Justin Smith and I would like to thank you for making such excellent quality four wheel drive accessories, in particular good quality bull bars. There is a debate in Australia at the moment about banning bull bars which I am fully against. I owned a Toyota Landcruiser 80 series that had been fitted with an ARB steel bull bar which saved our lives.
On the 10th August this year my fiancé and I were travelling down Darren Lockyer Way near Ipswich to visit her mother for the weekend. It was earlier in the afternoon and the traffic was relatively light. My fiancé was driving when a truck tyre came from the oncoming traffic, over the medium strip and we hit it head on. The truck tyre was the second one that the truck had lost and it still had the break drum in it. We hit it at 100km/hr and it was travelling pretty fast. Thanks to the steel bull bar we had on “Lenny the Landcruiser” we were able to walk away from this accident as the bull bar took most of the impact. If we did not have the bull bar I would hate to think what would have happened to my fiancé and myself, guaranteed we would be in hospital at least. If it had been a smaller car, as my mother says she could have been burying us this last week.
Unfortunately “Lenny the Landcruiser” had to be written off, which is unfortunate as he was an awesome car. As for the debate about bull bars in suburban areas and wanting to ban them, as my story shows you never know when you are going to need one. On the 10th of August 2012 we needed ours. Again thank you for making such high quality accessories that kept my fiancé and me alive.