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Old 08-08-2017, 04:14 AM   #1
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Guys, there is a T intersection less than 300' from my driveway and I cannot count how many times cagers (some most likely my neighbors) have pulled out in front of me as I'm about to get home. From the photos I'm posting you can see that the intersection is in a curve which enables a sense of being able to see as they approach the stop sign coming in from the left. I sit on my porch most afternoons and see near accidents and 80% of the drivers not stopping at the stop sign. Some travel through it at what appears to be 20-30 mph. It's terribly unsafe.

Coming home from work I approach the intersections from the direction I took this pics from.

My point is that it is very true when statistics show most accidents happen very close to where you live. I just hope to survive to get into my driveway.
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:41 AM   #2
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Default Re: Danger very close to home.

Statistics are not to be trusted.

The reason most accidents happen close to home, is that you spend most of your time close to home.

When you adjust for that, you're no more likely to have a wreck close to home than you are away from it.

Ok, that pet peeve addressed isn't there something the county could do to address this?

I've seen solar/battery operated stop signs that flash...
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:01 AM   #3
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It's not that they do not see the stop sign that they run it, they run it due to the shape of the intersection and they don't care to take the time to drive safely.
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Then the answer is simple, it requires a motion detector, 30 feet of wire, a solar panel, a battery (car), and a rail gun...

See? Easy!
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: Danger very close to home.

We have two intersections like that, one at the end of my street, the other on the same main street coming out of my neighborhood about a 1/2 mile away. Both intersections are technically "blind" due to a brick sound wall. Some cars slink into the intersection in order to see what's coming, putting them in the way. Others blithely slide past the stop sign onto the main road and chance it. There have been collisions and deaths....on a 30 mph main road!
30 years of living here have made me move into the left lane, if clear, to give me a little distance cushion.
The second my butt hits that bike seat, an imaginary "I'm invisible" switch gets flipped. I expect NOTHING from other drivers.

I will say, with my hi-viz yellow gear, white helmet, and headlight modulator, people rarely pull out in front of me. I also do the "weave" when approaching occupied cross streets and intersections. I figure tipping the "statistics" in my favor can't hurt.
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I think white helmets add to our being noticed somewhat. But folks will still pull out in front of my 5,500 lb white Chevy Suburban too. Some folks just don't need to be behind the wheel.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:28 PM   #7
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I vote a portable missile launcher!
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i was told most accidents are within 5 miles of my home... so i moved.


peps get way to far into there "safe" space of there cages. watch out.
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one of the county mounties would love a new honey hole for stop sign tickets
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