On Tue, Apr 08, 2003 at 05:37:06AM +0100, Paul Jakma wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Apr 2003, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > Also a device in cars to actually prevent them going at more than
> > the speed limit. Must be simple to implement.
> probably is. but the whole "speed kills" mantra is imo not sound.
i'd start with road markings actually. dashed lines in places you
shouldn't pass. no shoulders. roads not wide enough. poor surfaces.
no footpaths on most country roads.
i saw at least three accidents on one bit between headford and galway.
it was in a series of hard turns and as best i could see they were due
to a pedestrian, and two cars trying to share a bit of roads just wide
enough for two cars.
there's a section of road near my house that has a series of rises
and dips. if a car broke down in one of those dips, you wouldn't see
it until you were a few feet away. there is nowhere to pull over -
and the speed limit there is 60mph.
of course another way to have less road accidents is to have less
road users. but that would mean better public transport. i'll be
on the road a lot less when the luas appears. galway-dublin by train,
heuston-sandyford by luas. and instead of getting frustrated by tractors,
etc, i can relax and read or code or nap.
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meatspace place: home avoided serving in Vietnam, but didn't they,
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