• bkre avatar bkre Posted: 9/25/2012 10:26am PDT

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  • bkre avatar bkre Posted: 9/25/2012 10:31am PDT

    How about a reference to driver training here? Any time you approach a light you define your own decision point for the current circustances. If light is still green when I reach that point then I go if it turns yellow after I have passed it. If it turns yellow before I reach the decsision point then I stop. There is no uncertainty zone and reaction time is reduced as I have already decided and anticpated what I am going to do. But then I guess we dont actually try to teach people to drive any more.

  • fb_100001606571856 avatar Nick Posted: 9/25/2012 11:28am PDT

    BKRE, you're absolutely right. A lot of people think they "know" how to drive -- after all, they know how to turn the wheel and step on the pedals. But knowing how to drive involves anticipation, the ability to See the situation developing around you, and critical thinking and decision making skills. We Need to go back to REAL Driving Exams on the road. We need to weed out the dangerous drivers in order to make it safer for everybody.

  • fb_100001606571856 avatar Nick Posted: 9/25/2012 11:23am PDT

    My city -- Indianapolis, has arguably the most wreckless drivers I've ever seen. Almost NOBODY Stops or even Slows Down for Yellow Lights, and an alarming number of drivers blow through RED Lights at high speed. The ideas of Flashing Yellows or Longer Yellows or Yellow Lines on the pavement would just encourage wreckless drivers to become even More Wreckless. When the light turns Yellow, Prudent drivers need to Slow down to a Stop. We need More Red Light Cameras at intersections. The Driver Wrecklessness Will Not Get Better By Itself.