02 Jun '16, 2am

How to prevent #bus-#Pedestrian contact when making a left turn:

How to prevent #bus-#Pedestrian contact when making a left turn:

I have had it with the never-ending meeting of the minds on the predominant causes of left-turn bus-pedestrian collisions. This whole issue is getting obscured with presentations that slice and dice every possible cause of these incidents into a collection of symbols, numbers and formulas. Please stop. Can we take it down a few notches? It's a simple left turn that must be made. We are overanalyzing this issue. It should not be an exercise in inventing another clever widget. Alarms, sirens, seat shakers, announcements, etc., are becoming the crutches of bus operation instead of taking on a supplemental role. That's the danger here. These left-turn incidents are mostly due to a lack of forward-planning skills, excessive speed while turning, the steering method utilized, improper set-up, lane utilization/ selection, and follow through of the turn — not blind spots. OK, I sai...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/blogpost/713551/stop-blamin...

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