RE: [carfree_cities] Re: Turns on red and the effect
- Louis-Luc wrote:
>Talking about right turns on green, I've had to bang a car at severalI would not recommend doing that in the U.S. If you damage the car, the courts will make you pay for it. Even if you damage a car that frightens you by almost running you down. We know from sad experience.
>occasions with my stick to let the driver know he's wrong doing that.
As long as a car does not actually injure a pedestrian, drivers are allowed to do anything they wish. Unfortunately, it appears that the rules are not enforced and apparently will not be enforced in the U.S.
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- An interesting statistic from the US Department of Transportation:
"2000 vehicles per hour sound twice as loud as 200 vehicles per hour".
In other words, if you start with an empty road, the first cars that you
"add" to this road contribute much more to perceived noise than additional
cars. Or, alternately, the last cars that you would remove from a road are
responsible for a disproportionate share of the noise reduction.
And "one truck sounds as loud as 28 cars"!