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#1 OFFLINE   darrelld

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#2 OFFLINE   SteveB_TX

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:30 PM

Damn Texans don't know how to drive!  ;)


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:11 PM

Damn Texans don't know how to drive!  ;)

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:14 AM

Damned blind spots.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 12:14 PM

Making a lane change into someone else's blind spot is more reckless than what I see the pickup doing, though it doesn't appear the pickup used a turn signal.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:24 PM

Making a lane change into someone else's blind spot is more reckless than what I see the pickup doing

That's something I try to always be cognizant of when changing lanes. I try to never change lanes into someone's blind spot because when you do things like shown above or worse can happen. I'm especially careful around big trucks since the potential injury/vehicle damage is much more severe if one of them doesn't see you.

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 01:52 PM

Making a lane change into someone else's blind spot is more reckless than what I see the pickup doing, though it doesn't appear the pickup used a turn signal.

 

The truck gave no signal of lane change intent and proceeded to go about 20 mph over the speed limit and disappear through a red light. Had I gotten the plate number Allen PD would have been notified.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:42 PM

 

Pickup driver having difficulty seeing sign.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 07:44 AM

 

The truck gave no signal of lane change intent and proceeded to go about 20 mph over the speed limit and disappear through a red light. Had I gotten the plate number Allen PD would have been notified.

 

Maybe he was just trying to get away from you for his own safety.  ;)



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 11:07 AM

Pickup driver having difficulty seeing sign.

Those signs can be easy to miss when you're in an unfamiliar area. Most intersections here allow right turns on red, it's rare to have an intersection where they are not allowed. I know that at least a few times in my life I've turned right on red only to realize after the fact that there was a "no right turn on red" sign.

 

I'm reading a very interesting book called Traffic and one of the chapters in there talks about how we are bombarded with so many road signs & so much information while driving that our brain has to choose what info to ignore and what to process. Studies have shown that we often interpret road signs by what we expect to see in a certain situation and not what they actually say. For example, they did tests where they took a stop sign but changed the word to say something other than stop, very few drivers noticed the change. They're done the same thing with yield signs. Other studies have shown that the signs that we pay the most attention to when driving are speed limit signs. The rest just get glossed over by our brains.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:15 PM

Unfortunately I have witnessed what negligent drivers can do to other unsuspecting motorists. A coworker of mine was fatally injured because a dump truck driver ran a red light and T-Boned her Chevy Cavalier. She suffered traumatic brain injury and went through months of multiple surgeries and rehabilitation. She managed to make it back to work in a wheel chair to say hi to everyone. She ended up getting an infection from one of the surgeries that finally proved fatal. The dump truck driver was merely ticketed for failure to yield. I always wondered if this driver would have gotten off so easy if someone had documented past incidences of red light running.

 

I held a CDL for a number of years and driven everything from US Army fuel trucks to 18 wheelers hauling the family farm products to market. i am well acquainted with visibility limitations of large vehicles which good drivers can overcome by properly adjusting mirrors and simply paying attention to traffic situations.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 04:40 PM

Happened yesterday, 

 

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5 dead, 2 crashes. 


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

Other studies have shown that the signs that we pay the most attention to when driving are speed limit signs. The rest just get glossed over by our brains.


Well I guess they didn't test this around here or with people from around here otherwise the result would have different.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 05:18 PM

Happened yesterday, 
 
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5 dead, 2 crashes. 


and likely caused by speeding of the semi in a construction zone.
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

Happened yesterday, 
 
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5 dead, 2 crashes.


These tragedies happen too often and society usually pays the bills. My coworkers medical bills were outrageous and she left small children without their mother.

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:48 PM

Well I guess they didn't test this around here or with people from around here otherwise the result would have different.

What do you mean? The studies don't mean that ppl obey the speed limit, they've just found with eye tracking that those are the signs that ppl look at the most while driving.


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 10:28 PM

What do you mean? The studies don't mean that ppl obey the speed limit, they've just found with eye tracking that those are the signs that ppl look at the most while driving.


I meant that if the studies show that people see/track the speed limits they are definitely purposely ignoring them around here or contrary to the studies that people don't (wanna) see speed limits around here.

Makes more sense?
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Posted 23 July 2014 - 08:44 AM

I know drivers from Oklahoma can't read speed limit signs, at least when they drive into my part of Texas.  I guess 75 mph isn't fast enough for them.  The Texas Highway Patrol loves to hang out and catch these idiots!  :)


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:07 AM

For example, they did tests where they took a stop sign but changed the word to say something other than stop, very few drivers noticed the change. They're done the same thing with yield signs. Other studies have shown that the signs that we pay the most attention to when driving are speed limit signs. The rest just get glossed over by our brains.

 

That seems like a silly test to me.  Stop and yield signs are a specific shape,size, and color so that we don't have to read the lettering but still know what to do.

White rectangular signs and yellow diamonds I need to read; but red octagons, not so much.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:45 PM

 

That seems like a silly test to me.  Stop and yield signs are a specific shape,size, and color so that we don't have to read the lettering but still know what to do.

White rectangular signs and yellow diamonds I need to read; but red octagons, not so much.

That was the whole point. Driving is a very complicated task, moving at speeds much faster than the body can accomplish on its own. Thus, our brain puts some tasks on "auto-pilot" to focus attention on others. When driving we see what we expect to see. Part of why so many ppl run into stopped emergency vehicles on the shoulder is because when someone sees a vehicle with flashing lights facing the same way they are the brain assumes that the emergency vehicle is moving faster than the rest of traffic. Since ppl don't expect to see a stopped emergency vehicle they don't see it and they hit it. Experiments have found that if the police were to park their cars at an angle on the shoulder then almost no one would hit them because the brain would be forced out of "auto-pilot" and would have to process the situation. The same thing is true of accidents. Many accidents happen because someone did something we don't expect. Or because someone looked but didn't see any traffic so they pulled out. Because our brain knows that stop & yield signs are a specific size, shape & color it processes them on auto-pilot without actually seeing the sign.


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