Is that why in Youtube "whoops he fucked up and crashed" videos, cars make silly "dong!" noises when crashing?
If the car's figured out it's going to crash, why waste time informing the driver with a silly noise, instead of just applying the brakes?!
On 10/4/2017 5:38 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
I could have got it as an option on my Subaru but it is now standard on
some Nissan's. This includes emergency.
Cited article says dings give 5 seconds extra reaction time. Most
places here call for a 3 second rule which means following distance
should be 3 seconds when you reach where the vehicle ahead was when you
start counting. Here in Delaware the law calls for 4 seconds.
Very few people pay attention to this rule.
On Chicago area expressways, a 3-second following distance is an invitation for a car to cut in front of you and fill the void.
Five-second following distance and a gravel hauler (spilling gravel) will cut in. LOL
It's 2 seconds in the UK (I guess we think faster). I usually leave 0.5 seconds, or 0.25 seconds if the guy in front is pissing me off. How on earth can anyone take 2 seconds to react? 2 seconds gap is very useful though for me to pull into.
Peter is listening to "DJ Splash - Ring dinge ding"
On 10/4/2017 8:58 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
I had picked up this ruling when I last took an online defensive driving
refresher course. Doing so results in 15% auto insurance cost
reduction. The old rule was so many car lengths at certain speeds. We
all know it takes 4 times as long to stop at double the speed so this
rule makes it easy.
Like I said, few abide particularly on higher speed roads. I try to
drive with the flow myself and know that leaving such distance is bound
to get me cut off.
I can't believe people actually attempt to measure a distance or time while driving. The safe distance should come naturally, and changes according to your reaction time, the condition of your car, the weather, if you can see through the car in front , etc, etc.
 Why are windscreens not allowed to be tinted, or the driver's window, but you can tint the rest so the person behind can't see a hazard in front of you?
An Ohio teen has pleaded innocent to stealing his mother's credit card to pay for a friend's breast enlargement surgery.
Police say it's lucky they caught the guy quickly; otherwise, it may have turned into a bigger bust.
On 10/5/2017 12:01 PM, James Wilkinson Sword wrote:
I did and misstated. It was not relevant to reaction time.
Point is it is much easier to measure time before you would reach where
the other vehicle is than remembering so many car lengths at various speeds.
Times I might need calculus, I don't remember any of it and I had a
technical career. Never needed it.
Precisely. Not that the egotists posting here have thought of that. Or
indeed, much of anything, other than the overwhelming desire to get in
front of the person in front of them, skipping over the fact that there's
someone in front of them, too, for mile after mile after mile. Driving
on the public highway is not a race, not a contest. The only thing
you gain by driving like a dick is the scorn of those around you. If
you want to drive like that, go racing. Where you will promptly
discover that you can't drive for shit.
Today is Pungenday, the 59th day of Bureaucracy in the YOLD 3183
I don't have an attitude problem.
Clearly you've never driven on the M25. Lane discipline went out the window
years ago and undertaking is the norm in the rush hour.
I'm sure there's logic in there somewhere but I'm buggered if I can figure it
out. Are you saying tailgating makes the person in front slow down? Err no,
it doesn't. Not unless they're obnoxious old men who want to make a point.
Meanwhile someone just went up the inside passing those 10 cars and pulled
in a gap in front of them. You think I'm exaggerating? Try the M40 to the
M1 section of the M25 during the evening rush. Its an eye opener.
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