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Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

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Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/4526744.What_can_we_do_to_stop_the_gridlock_/
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Paul Watters, the AA’s head of roads policy, said drivers, roads and vehicles were the main three factors in most collisions.
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

It's the drivers in charge of vehicles -
not driving within the visibility / conditions.
if you can't see the way is clear, and you can't brake to a halt in the distance you see to be clear - you are at fault
A bad road layout - is well bad - and you should be able to see that for yourself
well that is what I was taught by my instructors ..............

Maybe Ross Brawn would do well to remember that
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/8183053.stm
pierre_pierre
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

whats that old saying.
The biggest nut in a car is the one behind the wheel
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

I agree, Pierre, and very useful they are too!...
(stops the wheels coming off ! ! ) Cheesy Grin
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

They obviously didn't have any speed cameras there then.
Why not? They cut accidents, and work even better when they're referred to a PC name like say, 'safety'.
That'll make someone think before doing 50 in a 40.
Is there anything they can't do? Oh yeah I just forgot about driving standards Roll eyes
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

Actually they have loads of them - you can tell when you are approaching them by all the brake lights on the cars in the outside lane
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

We had a good one on the A12, Chelmsford Bypass last week.
DVLA were doing a vehicle tax check using an ANPR van

Every body was slamming on brakes when they saw it,  - average speed on that road has been reported as over 80 MPH
DVLA unrepentant, we must catch the TAx dogers, whats the use of checking outside ruch hour, no cars on road to check.
this is a speed (Road Safety) Van. spot the difference

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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

Just found what I was looking for Game for a Laugh  http://www.frixo.com/a12-south.asp
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

There was one of the white vans near work the other day there, although backed up with some 'plain clothed' police officers too.
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

not sure but I believe that a uniformed Police is required to stop a suspect vehicle, the DVLA prosecute, the only other people with power of arrest are the Excise (Customs Branch)
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Re: Stating the bleeding obvious - any other suggestions for causes of accidents

Quote from: pierre_pierre
Just found ...

The A338, currently shows average speed as 84mph! That frixo site is a good one. Wink
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https://portal.plus.net/my.html?action=data_transfer_speed