Example 1 - Why Life is not GTA VC
I recently witnessed an accident which proved that GTA does not model life.
In GTA you can mow down endless lines of street lighting poles in every vehicle except the motorcycles in VC.
Recently during a driving lesson, I witnessed a woman who drove into a newly constructed lamp-post and stopped abruptly. If she was living in the GTA universe, the post would have gone flying and she would have driven blissfully through without even a "star" appearing in her wanted level.
Instead she stopped and the post waved back and forth with a sizeable dent in it. The car was planted on the island that the post sat on and it was going nowhere.