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Old July 24th, 2016, 10:04 PM   #11701
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traffic safety

Preliminary data by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the amount of traffic fatalities in 2015 has increased by 7.7%, to 35,200 deaths. This is a rate of 109 per 1 million inhabitants (twice the EU rate). It is the highest amount of fatalities since 2008.

Distracted driving has been named as a major issue, in many western countries the long-term decline of traffic fatalities began to stagnate or even reverse since smartphones and mobile apps became popular.

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Old July 24th, 2016, 10:38 PM   #11702
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cool.

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Old July 25th, 2016, 01:15 AM   #11703
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...maybe you shouldn't say that when the post above you is talking about an increase in mortality rates.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 07:14 AM   #11704
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but what is it really trying to say ?
It's rate per population which went up a single digit percentage
But gasoline prices were much lower in 2015 than 2014 particularly in the summer.
Did extra vehicle mileage cause more fatalities even with a similar or lower deaths per billion passenger-km?
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Old July 26th, 2016, 10:19 AM   #11705
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More people driving means more congestion. More congestion on outdated and deteriorating roads leads to more accidents. Not really that shocking. Not to mention driver training is still very poor.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 10:37 AM   #11706
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Yeah, or how about the increase of smartphone-zombies on the roads over the last couple of years?
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Old July 26th, 2016, 11:01 AM   #11707
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Yeah, or how about the increase of smartphone-zombies on the roads over the last couple of years?
Looking at drivers here in London I would say this new trend of driving distracted by electronic devices is becoming new DUI.

I have seen that in the US a lot. You even see drivers texting and driving

How do you combat it? At least with drink driving you could test drivers.
Maybe traffic police should be able to check log of your device if it was used while you drove?

Let say they pull someone over for dangerous driving and then ask if they can see log of the device showing if it was activated in the last few minutes.
Sounds fairly simple to implement.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 11:32 AM   #11708
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Let say they pull someone over for dangerous driving and then ask if they can see log of the device showing if it was activated in the last few minutes.
Sounds fairly simple to implement.
What about people that use their phone for satnav? Or people that use 'em for other driving-related apps? (for example in NL the legal anti-speedtrap app Flitsnav or Flitsmeister which both give visual and audiowarnings when passing by a speedtrap).
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Old July 26th, 2016, 04:19 PM   #11709
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Did extra vehicle mileage cause more fatalities even with a similar or lower deaths per billion passenger-km?
Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) increased by 3.5% over the same period. However, VMT and traffic fatalities are not directly related. Over a longer period, VMT has grown very strongly while fatalities went down.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 07:41 PM   #11710
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What about people that use their phone for satnav? Or people that use 'em for other driving-related apps? (for example in NL the legal anti-speedtrap app Flitsnav or Flitsmeister which both give visual and audiowarnings when passing by a speedtrap).
But you shouldn't operate those aps while driving. Set destinations before you start driving.
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Old July 26th, 2016, 07:53 PM   #11711
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Some of those apps I mention will auto-import new updated data (depending on settings). Now, I'm by no means a smartphone expert but I'm fairly sure that would show up in the log...
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A Houston freeway party in the 1950s.

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Old July 27th, 2016, 03:03 AM   #11713
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Looking at drivers here in London I would say this new trend of driving distracted by electronic devices is becoming new DUI.

I have seen that in the US a lot. You even see drivers texting and driving

How do you combat it? At least with drink driving you could test drivers.
Maybe traffic police should be able to check log of your device if it was used while you drove?

Let say they pull someone over for dangerous driving and then ask if they can see log of the device showing if it was activated in the last few minutes.
Sounds fairly simple to implement.
But what of privacy and freedom? It seems very very wrong to permit an officer to look at one's cellular phone without a court order to do so for some important investigation.

In any case if the police see you driving dangerously, that is pretty much that, the swerving around and running over people is better evidence than any electronic data
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Old July 27th, 2016, 10:20 AM   #11714
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A Houston freeway party in the 1950s.
Is it exististing Interstate highway ?
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Old July 27th, 2016, 10:41 AM   #11715
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But what of privacy and freedom? It seems very very wrong to permit an officer to look at one's cellular phone without a court order to do so for some important investigation.

In any case if the police see you driving dangerously, that is pretty much that, the swerving around and running over people is better evidence than any electronic data
You might laugh until some texting moron drive into you.

I can't imagine than in XXI century we can't find some simple technological/legal solution for such simple problem.

If police have right to test you for alcohol or drugs why don't they have right to check if you were not doing things you shouldn't while driving.
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Old July 27th, 2016, 10:48 AM   #11716
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Is it exististing Interstate highway ?
The Gulf Freeway is present-day I-45, at that time US 75, southeast of Houston. The first stretch opened in 1948.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 12:22 AM   #11717
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A major interstate(new interstate) reconstruction/expansion in Green Bay, WI is ending this year after 7 years, expanding the highway from 2-3 lanes in each direction to 3-5 lanes in each direction in various spots. Also included is a brand new system interchange (previously service interchange) with WI-29 and reconstruction of an existing interstate to interstate interchange;

http://wbay.com/2016/07/28/the-last-...-construction/

http://us41wisconsin.gov/
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Old July 31st, 2016, 08:06 AM   #11718
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A couple of days ago, I saw a woman driving at night with her lights off. Repeatedly, at a stoplights, I was trying to get her attention to tell her to turn on her lights, but she was distracted by her phone. Finally, I got out of my car and walked up to her window to discover that she was playing Pokemon Go while driving.
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Old July 31st, 2016, 11:58 AM   #11719
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It`s human stupidity, not road infrastructure
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I-95, Florida

I-95 widening project comes to a close in Brevard

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is pleased to announce the completion of the Brevard Interstate 95 (I-95) widening project.

The project limits of the $130 million project extend from Titusville to New Smyrna Beach. In addition to widening, the contractor, Lane Construction, widened six bridges, replaced one bridge, constructed a sound wall, installed drainage system improvements and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) modifications, as well as other roadway improvements.

The completion of this segment of I-95 widening now provides for at least three travel lanes in each direction all the way from southern Brevard County to New Smyrna Beach in southern Volusia County.

I-95 extends from Miami up the eastern corridor all the way to Maine. A project to widen I-95 farther south in Indian River County is expected to finish later this year, while another widening project to the north in Volusia County is expected to be completed in summer 2018.
Press release: http://www.cflroads.com/news/article...ose_in_Brevard

It's amazing how they expanded a nearly 30 mile stretch of Interstate Highway for only $ 130 million. Of course, the freeway already had a sufficiently wide median, but that's a lot of pavement to add, and they did had to replace a number of bridges (basically all bridges that carry I-95 across another road).

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