TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like the content you find here, don't block the ads check them out instead. Thank you.
Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Distracted driving

  1. #1
    Really Bored
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,880
    Like
    517
    Liked 674 in 475 posts

    Default Distracted driving


    TRC is primarily funded by ad revenue. If you like
    the content you find here, don't block the ads check
    them out instead. Thank you.
    Eyewitness dash cam captures moment of texting while driving crash.

    Texting driver crashes.

    However, I'd want to know why the following driver (whose dash footage this is) couldn't stop in time.

  2. #2
    Should Get Out More moth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Hiding behind the sofa
    Posts
    31,626
    Like
    3,288
    Liked 3,216 in 1,946 posts
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    They were too busy fiddling with their dashcam.

  3. The following user liked this post made by moth:


  4. #3
    Should Get Out More Julian_Boolean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    1985
    Posts
    16,793
    Like
    1,344
    Liked 3,805 in 2,342 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    Twat following a twat

  5. #4
    Expecting rain saga_lout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Exiled in [s]Essex[/s] Esgender
    Posts
    28,548
    Like
    4,556
    Liked 5,268 in 3,535 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutin View Post
    Eyewitness dash cam captures moment of texting while driving crash.

    Texting driver crashes.

    However, I'd want to know why the following driver (whose dash footage this is) couldn't stop in time.
    He did stop.

    He used the stump of the pole to help him but he stopped.


  6. #5
    Should Get Out More Horse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Always Sunny Central Southern England
    Posts
    22,588
    Like
    2,776
    Liked 3,716 in 2,464 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    Even using the 'two second rule' doesn't provide full stopping distance much over walking speed.

    Reaction time to unexpected events can be up to 1.5 seconds.

  7. #6
    Should Get Out More Horse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Always Sunny Central Southern England
    Posts
    22,588
    Like
    2,776
    Liked 3,716 in 2,464 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving


  8. #7
    Annoying The Idiots Yorick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Lanzarote
    Posts
    40,766
    Like
    6,816
    Liked 6,479 in 4,036 posts
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Even using the 'two second rule' doesn't provide full stopping distance much over walking speed.

    Reaction time to unexpected events can be up to 1.5 seconds.
    I used to slipstream at 160 and always stopped in time.

  9. #8
    Should Get Out More Ant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sausagechester
    Posts
    18,695
    Like
    195
    Liked 1,472 in 1,040 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    and the beers cheap.

  10. The following 3 users liked this useful post by Ant:


  11. #9
    Should Get Out More
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    12,252
    Like
    980
    Liked 2,460 in 1,492 posts
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I used to slipstream at 160 and always stopped in time.
    You probably knew that they were gonna brake and where they were gonna do it though

    Unless you found a random person doing 160mph on the motorway often...in which case, how do I get to this motorway?

  12. #10
    Should Get Out More Mad Ax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Trow Vegas
    Posts
    5,315
    Like
    3,150
    Liked 1,982 in 1,028 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    In fairness, when the wires come down they cut short a lot of the following car's stopping distance. Might have had a better chance of stopping had that stopping been done entirely on the tarmac surface.

    IMO swerving to avoid the cables was a good move, they could have still been live.

    Ax's Anecdote

    Many years ago a car went off the road outside our place in the middle of the night, and took down an electricity pole. The cables were left lying across the road. We were out there trying to assist, a van came speeding along the road, didn't heed our frantic warnings to stop, probably couldn't see the cables in the dark, drove right over them and threw a shower of sparks over everybody. If the cables and snagged and dragged they could would have caught us all around the ankles.

  13. #11
    Should Get Out More Julian_Boolean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    1985
    Posts
    16,793
    Like
    1,344
    Liked 3,805 in 2,342 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    I think his swerve was just a reaction to the falling pole and cables, I don't think the driver thought about it.

  14. #12
    Expecting rain saga_lout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Exiled in [s]Essex[/s] Esgender
    Posts
    28,548
    Like
    4,556
    Liked 5,268 in 3,535 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Ax View Post
    In fairness, when the wires come down they cut short a lot of the following car's stopping distance. Might have had a better chance of stopping had that stopping been done entirely on the tarmac surface.

    IMO swerving to avoid the cables was a good move, they could have still been live...
    He was sitting inside a Faraday cage.


  15. #13
    At Work inewham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    1,661
    Like
    682
    Liked 378 in 220 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    A faraday cage doesn't stop a wooden pole coming through the windscreen

    Gratuitous youtube - skip to 1:20


  16. #14
    Expecting rain saga_lout's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Exiled in [s]Essex[/s] Esgender
    Posts
    28,548
    Like
    4,556
    Liked 5,268 in 3,535 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    Quote Originally Posted by inewham View Post
    A faraday cage doesn't stop a wooden pole coming through the windscreen
    I was responding to Mad Ax's "IMO swerving to avoid the cables was a good move, they could have still been live..."

  17. #15
    At Work inewham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    1,661
    Like
    682
    Liked 378 in 220 posts

    Default Re: Distracted driving

    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    I was responding to Mad Ax's "IMO swerving to avoid the cables was a good move, they could have still been live..."
    It wasn't a serious reply, needs more smileys maybe

Go Back to Forum My Forum

TRC Affiliates - Help TRC make a small amount of commission