Vorpal wrote:PDQ Mobile wrote:Vorpal wrote:How about the "modification" of behaviour be aligned with the danger presented?
What do you suggest?
I've linked on one or both of the running 'hi vis' topics a link to https://pyoraliitto.fi/wp-content/uploa ... safety.pdf this presentation.
One the illustrations that I especially like is Marjut Ollitervo_1RS.jpg
This shows where we currently put the responsibility for the safety of vulnerable users, and where the risk is from. Ideally, we should do more to separate vulnerable users from the origins of risk. Failing that, speed limits should always be low where they have to share.PDQ Mobile wrote:Anything is a help to other road users.
Anything is a help? Jumping up & down and waving my arms about is more likely to attract notice than many other preventive things. Should I go about all the time, jumping up & down and waving my arms? Or perhaps I should just not go out. That certainly helps other road users, even if it will harm my health. Or maybe I should drive, instead of walking or cycling. That's a help in some ways, but of course, it makes more pollution. Yes, of course my answers are sarcastic, but these campaigns to 'be seen, be safe' are literally making it my responsibility. It's not. it never should be.PDQ Mobile wrote:And it will save your life, potentially.
Save my life? really? There is plenty of evidence that folks in reflective stuff can be seen from further away at night. No evidence that it results in lives saved.
With respect I didn't really mean jumping up and own waving arms. It is a rather difficult action to perform on a bicycle!!
Although I suspect a pedestrian might well benefit esp. if armed with a torch.
I certainly waved a torch at fast approaching traffic last week. There was a man lying in the road. It was pitch dark and foggy.
And do you know what, I succeeded in getting the traffic to slow down -right down.