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anarchy and traffic flow

 
 
roger
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 12:30 pm
@ebrown p,
Reminds me of our rule on 4 way stop signs. The car going the fastest has the right of way.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 02:15 pm
In Taiwan and the Phillipines, traffic lights are "merely for reference". Noone pays a lick of attention to em. In Taipei, they have really had a serious problem with pedestrian run-downs and accidents at intersections with lights
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Reyn
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 02:23 pm
@dyslexia,
Where I live, I've always found that intersections controlled by 4-way Stop signs to work quite well, so long drivers are used to them at that location. Definitely, the traffic flow was better.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 02:55 pm
@ebrown p,
ebrown p wrote:

I suggest introduction of the "ROW" value-- where the person with the highest ROW value has the Right Of Way.

Your ROW value is calculated as your momentum (that is the weight of your car multiplied by how fast you are going), divided by the dollar value of your car.

This works well for me... if I am going faster than a lighter, more expensive car, then screw 'em.



Looks like they already implemented that in India. Watch how the buses and trucks barely slow down....
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 03:10 pm
@DrewDad,
From what I hear that is actually true (that the bigger vehicle has the right of way as an unwritten rule), but they don't factor in cost. However if the bigger vehicle kills someone the driver better run, because he may be lynched.
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contrex
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 04:59 pm
Quote:
beemer is a motorcycle---bimmer is the car


Not where I come from (UK)
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Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 10:38 pm
@Setanta,
Tell me where they don't speed.

Anywho... There's an old joke. A canadian will pull up to a light at 3:00 am with no traffic in sight in the middle of nowhere and wait till the light turns green.

But we speed, we drink and drive, we disobey traffic lights and speed signs. We all drive 170 km, dart off ramps, lose it and wreck our cars, then we jump out leaving four passengers behind and run across expressways and get on local buses.
Every weekend. Got that tourists. Stay at home. We are horrible and we'll yell at your mum too. And whenever we get the chance, we steal lollypops from small children and make fun of handicapped people, you know, we trip the blind, make fun of the obese and when we're bored we run with scissors...
We're Canadians. We're the new Antichrist.
Lock up your women and children. Ahhhhhh!
We're Canadians.
Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 10:43 pm
@Ceili,
This is all too true . . . i will only walk the dogs late at night, on neighborhood side streets, and we run if we see Canajun wimmins comin' . . .
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Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 4 Sep, 2009 10:52 pm
probably a good idea.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 01:48 am
@dyslexia,
Bloody hell!


I wish them well.
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 02:37 am
@dyslexia,
You never know. It might actually make people pay a lot more attention to how they & other drivers are actually driving. Take a bit more responsibility instead of playing the lights. I rather like this idea!
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solipsister
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 04:55 am
@Rockhead,
Quote:
I hate roundabouts


run over the bastards

shame about the dead in the traffic experiment tho
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mysteryman
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 05:00 am
@ebrown p,
Do I count my work vehicle in that equation?
It cost $75,000 and weighs up to 126,000 pounds.
So that means I win, correct?
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2009 05:43 am
@mysteryman,
You get a coconut, at least, I'd say.


I wonder how much worthlessness of vehicle factors in, though?

Does the driver of the $500,000 vehicle quail at the sight of me, in my $2,000 bomb, eyeing him relentlessly, and clearly with much less to lose?
Eorl
 
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Reply Sun 6 Sep, 2009 07:05 pm
Our local solution to a congested 6 six lane freeway is to reduce it to a four lane freeway part of the way, allowing cars with 3 people or more to use the other two lanes. Am I the only one thinking they don't quite get the physics of it all?
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littlek
 
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Reply Sun 6 Sep, 2009 07:58 pm
Dys - Interesting idea, that!
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Sun 6 Sep, 2009 08:36 pm
@mysteryman,
Quote:
Do I count my work vehicle in that equation?
It cost $75,000 and weighs up to 126,000 pounds.
So that means I win, correct?


No mystery man, ROW is calculated as Momentum divided by dollar value. The high dollar value lowers of this vehicle lowers your ROW score.

You only win if you are going fast enough.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 09:47 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
Does the driver of the $500,000 vehicle quail at the sight of me, in my $2,000 bomb, eyeing him relentlessly, and clearly with much less to lose?

Yes.

They also won't park next to you in the parking lot.
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 09:49 am
@DrewDad,
Well, if they don't know the gender of the the driver ...?
DrewDad
 
  1  
Reply Mon 7 Sep, 2009 09:51 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Why this sudden devolution into sexism when we discuss driving?
 

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