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Old 02-12-2019, 06:35 PM   #80697
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Yes, and at the same time, with a population one sixth the size of the US, the UK annual road death rate is less than 1,800. (4,5% of the US total). Maybe it's due to UK drivers using the correct side of the road.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:02 PM   #80698
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Yes, and at the same time, with a population one sixth the size of the US, the UK annual road death rate is less than 1,800. (4,5% of the US total). Maybe it's due to UK drivers using the correct side of the road.


Maybe so.
Or maybe itís due to the U.K. drivers not being confused by a circle?
On the other hand, I have 5 fingers
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:16 PM   #80699
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Maybe so.
Or maybe itís due to the U.K. drivers not being confused by a circle?
On the other hand, I have 5 fingers
No thumb?
Bet that makes gloves hard to find!
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:12 PM   #80700
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It would be interesting to see the highway fatalities versus miles driven.
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Here's something interesting, a wireless VAD! Where I slave every day, we do things that provide tools for all different fields so there's a bunch of folks that monitor all these different domains. Saw this just today on our internal website.





I have been watching those. That would be so great.
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Yes, and at the same time, with a population one sixth the size of the US, the UK annual road death rate is less than 1,800. (4,5% of the US total). Maybe it's due to UK drivers using the correct side of the road.
So Martin, now that you are driving here in the U.S., you drive on the right side of the road instead of the wrong side of the road, eh?
Sixty five percent of the worlds population drive on the right side of the road.
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I don't think you get Martins' perspective - in England, the *passenger* is the one exposed the most to oncoming traffic. Here in the US, it's the *driver* that is most exposed!
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That statistic is "accident" not death.

Ninety-nine percent of drivers don't have an accident each year. I might believe that.

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I don't think you get Martins' perspective - in England, the *passenger* is the one exposed the most to oncoming traffic. Here in the US, it's the *driver* that is most exposed!
That works out great for single occupant vehicles. No passenger to get hurt.

I heard somewhere that driving on the left started back in the days of knights and jousting. Ninety percent of the population is right handed. By keeping your horse on the left side of the road it allowed your dominant right hand to be free for defending yourself from oncoming attackers who were also on horseback.

So, I can see advantages to both left and right side driving, but I'm not sure I could handle switching back and forth. Actually I prefer roads that are only 1 lane wide so it doesnít matter.
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Bob was in Italy, and their roads are pretty much narrow 1 lane in towns... how folks get past each other is miraculous!
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Bob was in Italy, and their roads are pretty much narrow 1 lane in towns... how folks get past each other is miraculous!
I'm sure that could make for an interesting study in cooperation. In the Seattle suburbs there are LOTS of hills. On side streets where cars parked on both sides, the car going uphill always has the right of way. Drivers just pull aside in a wide spot when an oncoming car is going up. Sure slows down the speeders.
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Bob was in Italy, and their roads are pretty much narrow 1 lane in towns... how folks get past each other is miraculous!


Yep.... and riding in a tour bus on the first seat. Quite interesting...
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