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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #101
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I had no idea that so many WWD happen in the USA every day.
These are statistics for USA (years:1996-2000):



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I'm sorry but 350 fatalities due to wrong-way drivers is very, very small compared to the total number of licensed drivers and the size of our freeway system. To put that in perspective, in 2000, there were over 16,600 fatalities due to drunk driving. Don't get me wrong, even one fatality is one too many but in the grand scheme of things, wrong-way drivers are just a small blip on the radar. That's why there isn't a major national push to install warning signs, spike strips, flashing lights, gates, etc at freeway off-ramps in the U.S.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #102
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The latest news form Japan on WWD. This could be hope for elderly people.



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Old March 7th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #103
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To put that in perspective, in 2000, there were over 16,600 fatalities due to drunk driving. [..] That's why there isn't a major national push to install warning signs, spike strips, flashing lights, gates, etc at freeway off-ramps in the U.S.
That's true but, differently from drunk driving, there could be a relatively easy solution for WWD accidents.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 06:44 AM   #104
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Meanwhile, in the Arab Republic of Egypt...


I have no idea what was going on that day...
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Old March 10th, 2012, 05:17 PM   #105
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Meanwhile, in the Arab Republic of Egypt...


I have no idea what was going on that day...
Unbelievable, i sow no accident in all that mess..........
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Old March 10th, 2012, 06:15 PM   #106
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There was this notorious incident in NY a few years ago:

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Old March 11th, 2012, 12:20 PM   #107
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The first news from Canada, concerning WWD:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa...y-driving.html

The second from USA happened two days ago:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fi...xpressway.html
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Old March 13th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #108
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Concerning wrong way driving, there are four EU countries that drive on the left:
Malta, Cyprus, Ireland and UK. There is also one protectorate, Gibraltar, with left side driving? Not sure about that.
In the whole world there are still 68 countries and protectorate with left side driving:
Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas,Bangladesh,Barbados,Barbuda,Bermuda,Bhutan,Botswana,Brunei,Channel Islands, Cocos, Cook Islands, Dominica, East Timor,Falklands,Fiji,Grenada,Guyana,Hong-kong,India,Indonesia,Isle of Man, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macau, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Pakistan, Papua N.G., Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Naves, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somaliland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and caicoos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Virgin Islands.
It would be interesting to know, how much do the transit traffic from these countries generate wrong way problems to the countries with right side traffic regulation?
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Old March 13th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #109
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And vice versa....
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Old March 13th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #110
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There is also one protectorate, Gibraltar, with left side driving? Not sure about that.
Gibraltar drives on the right, as Spain does.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #111
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By help of WWD management activated in time an accident was avoided on B7 today in Rijeka.
http://www.novilist.hr/Vijesti/Rijek...ce-do-Skurinja
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Old March 17th, 2012, 11:35 PM   #112
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By help of WWD management activated in time an accident was avoided on B7 today in Rijeka.
http://www.novilist.hr/Vijesti/Rijek...ce-do-Skurinja
they have reacted fast obviously because he's been driving about 1-2 km in wrong direction.
was he caught by police?
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Old March 20th, 2012, 08:24 AM   #113
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Here is a picture as to how wrong way driving is handled on Interstate 75 in Florida. This was taken on northbound Interstate 75 at Exit 293, which is the exit for Pasco County Road 41 to Dade City.



This is on the off ramp coming off of northbound Interstate 75. Look to the left hand side of the exit ramp and you will see a red signal beacon (that will be a signal head mounted on the sign to the left) mounted on top of the wrong way sign. When this segment of Interstate 75 was built in the 1960's, the geometrics of the off and on ramp to northbound Interstate 75 at Exit 293 make it confusing for drivers to accidentally get onto the southbound off ramp when in fact one is headed northbound.

In this Interstate 75 interchange's early days this ramp used to feature two red lights plus a bell to let motorists know that they are going the wrong way, both visually and aurally. The Florida DOT took down the original setup and replaced it with the setup that is in place today.

(For those of you interested in knowing what P.H.C.C. stands for on the sign to the right, it stands for Pasco Hernando Community College, a two-year community college with a campus in nearby Dade City.)

A wrong way warning setup similar to what was used on Interstate 75 at Exit 293 used to be in place on northbound Interstate 275 at Exit 39, which is the exit to FL 60 and Tampa International Airport, back when you used to be able to exit at Cypress Street. Since the airport interchange project was completed, the exit to Cypress Street was permanently removed to make way for a dedicated on ramp from Tampa International Airport to southbound Interstate 275 making it a direct connection from the airport to St. Petersburg.

How it works is simple: A motorist drives the wrong way on the northbound exit ramp. A detector that is buried in the pavement notices that a motorist is going the wrong way and trips a signal to set off the red flashing beacon to warn the motorist that the motorist is entering the wrong way.

Not all exit ramps from Florida's interstates have this feature. Again, it depends on the geometrics and layout of the interchange as to whether an installation of the wrong way flashing red beacon is warranted.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #114
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Two days ago in USA:
http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/arch...ash-cause.html

How Englishmen solve the problem with wrong way drivers from abroad: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonli...er_jailed.aspx
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Old March 21st, 2012, 02:00 AM   #115
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Two days ago in USA:
http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/arch...ash-cause.html

How Englishmen solve the problem with wrong way drivers from abroad: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonli...er_jailed.aspx
I read those articles and one major factor played a role in wrong way driving on an interstate highway: Alcohol. That plus wrong way driving on an interstate highway (or motorway, autobahn or whatever) is a dangerous combination with potentially lethal outcomes.

At least the UK is very strict on their DUI laws - more strict than Florida or any other US state, give or take. At least you get a traffic citation for driving the wrong way on an interstate highway but if alcohol and impaired driving plays a role then the serious legal consequences follow.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 08:25 PM   #116
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This seems to be some other reason (not alcohol) for WWD on IS 275:
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...rong-way-crash

This one has no date:
http://www.wlwt.com/r-slideshow/25782257/detail.html
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Old March 21st, 2012, 09:17 PM   #117
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one major factor played a role in wrong way driving on an interstate highway: Alcohol. That plus wrong way driving on an interstate highway is a dangerous combination with potentially lethal outcomes.
I agree with you. Alcohol is predominant factor but it is necessery to add rest of them. Generally speaking, wrong way drivers fall into one of nine different categories systemised by frequency:drunk, elderly, inattentive, drug intoxicated, new without experience, with mental defect, sick, criminals and suicidal.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 02:32 PM   #118
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The Dutch police arrested a 75-year old man after driving 23 kilometers against traffic on a 2x4 motorway. Nobody was injured but the man probably lost his license for good.
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Old March 24th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #119
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This 80-year old man from Australia did the same:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/mor...-1226274928926

Another case in USA:

http://www.krdo.com/news/30571536/detail.html

And these ones:http://www.king5.com/news/local/Wron...143762756.html

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/1...rink-and-drive

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Old March 24th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #120
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This case is something special:
http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16172113
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