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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by AlM on Tue Jan 17 13:38:10 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by Stephen Bauman on Tue Jan 17 11:08:35 2017.

First off, a very small percentage of vehicles are 8.5' wide. Most are 7' or less. This means the conflicts between 8.5' wide vehicles in adjacent lanes are few and far between. Where there are such encounters, both drivers are usually extra cautious and leave their auto-pilot mode.

I've driven in the UK where lanes tend to be narrower. I'd driven on the left before in the US Virgin Islands in wider lanes, so I know how driving on the left affects me. So again, it's only me, but even discounting the effect of driving on the left, I certainly felt less safe driving in the UK at prevailing speeds compared to driving in comparable circumstances in the US.

And I feel the same way about driving at the prevailing speed on the narrow portions of Memorial Drive in Cambridge.


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