Tag Archives: Road safety

The world’s most confusing stairs

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Walking on stairs is 100 times more dangerous than driving a car

Rate of deaths from stairs = 56  fatalities per 100 million miles. Rate of deaths driving a car = 0.56 fatalities per 100 million miles. Stair data: 3,800 fatalities per year over 1,953 billion stair uses* which covers 6.832 billion … Continue reading

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Why speed signs should be removed

Speed signs should be removed from most urban roads.  They are not necessary in most places, hazardous on the roadside, waste tonnes of steel and distract drivers from their main task. The design of speed signage is arranged to prove … Continue reading

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School crossings designed backwards

Maze or chicane fences are used in workplaces and on the road to slow pedestrians at a crossing. This example is at a school on a highway in Australia.  There are fences either side to concentrate the pedestrians at one … Continue reading

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Cycling “dooring” hazard. Design is the solution, not penalties.

“Dooring”?  What is it?  The problem is about doors opening in front of unsuspecting cyclists.  The cyclist might hit the door, the person getting out, or swerve and fall, or swerve and be struck by another vehicle. The behavioural approach … Continue reading

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Bus and petrol tanker crash at St Germains

A school bus and a petrol tanker crashed at a rural cross intersection at St Germains in Victoria on 11 May 2012. There are some children with serious injuries. The Shepparton news report (link below) says that “Kyabram police Acting … Continue reading

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