It's a well-known fact that just because you can afford a supercar, it doesn't mean you can handle it. As the purchase of exotics has increased, the number of customers cracking up their hyper-expensive rides has risen accordingly, and the Wall Street Journal decided to take a look into the facts, the figures and the conjecture surrounding the issue.

The article, accompanied by a two-and-a-half minute video segment, explores some of the more publicized cases of the past several years, along with interviews with some players in the automotive industry and the press.

One of the stats that caused us to re-read an entire paragraph came courtesy of the California Highway Patrol. "... The total number of accidents involving Aston Martins, Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Lotuses and Maseratis rose to 141 last year, an 81% increase from 2002, while overall crashes declined statewide during that period."

That stat pretty much sums up the state of affairs, but the whole article is certainly worth a few minutes of your Saturday. Whether or not this recent phenomenon is worthy of some of the government's or automaker's time is another issue entirely.

[Source: Wall Street Journal]

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