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August 19, 2008

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nakman


Tailgaters and middle lane drivers are just asking to be a part of the collision sandwich. Stay right, leave room ahead. Seems easy enough. They just never get it.

Lurch

" ... stop at least far enough behind the car ahead of you so you can see where his rear tires meet the pavement."

This requires that people actually think ahead, plan, drive with regard for other motorists, etc... the higher intellectual processes.

The moron that got squished is likely to also be the one that transfers from express to collector and then attempts to jump 4 lanes to make the nearest exit; stays in the number 1 lane until 3 car lengths before his/her exit; cannot see further ahead than one car, but will dive laterally into any opening of more than one car length; has no capacity for reading traffic patterns due to their inability to see beyond the vehicle they are tailgating; uses acceleration lanes to pass on the right and then force their way into traffic again (yada yada yada)...

Too bad the truck didn't have a spiked bumper. Really long spikes.

It is a lack of courtesy or self-discipline that brings the "Tragedy of the Commons" to our roadways. The police have to lessen their fixation with "the demon speed" (within reason), and maybe use video in unmarked cars to start tagging and bagging the real problems on the roadways.

Solid and dashed line combinations on the 401 could also be very useful in assisting traffic flow and reducing "choke points" at almost all of the express/collector transfer lanes.

Nick B.

Quoting nakman,

"...Solid and dashed line combinations on the 401 could also be very useful in assisting traffic flow and reducing "choke points" at almost all of the express/collector transfer lanes..."

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Solid and dashed lines, you say?
When was the last time you saw anyone paying attention to painted lines?
Be a waste of good paint, imo.

BTW, I agree with your other points.

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