Monday, January 19, 2009

Safety vs. Danger

A fascinating study in Popular Mechanics. It seems that when people feel "safe" driving (like on large highways with ample medians, signage, etc.) they drive much worse. Whereas, drivers who are on narrow or winding roads are much less likely to have accidents. The author proposes that we make our interstate highways slightly more 'dangerous', to induce needed awareness to the road.

6 comments:

matt kirkland said...

"When you need disaster drawings, you need John Hendrix™."

yanofsky said...

64/40 is on the other side of Forest Park Parkway...

John Hendrix said...

Ok, allright, this disaster thing is now beyond cliche.

David- very funny smarty pants.

Carlee said...

Have you heard of what they (I don't know who, maybe a town in Germany or Switzerland) did- they experimented with taking away traffic lights altogether and it ended up reducing accidents dramatically because people were so much more careful and watchful when pulling out.

Tirzah said...

very primary of you.

John Hendrix said...

Yes, I haven't used a primary palate in many years. Thanks for noticing, technically though, its more of a
'split-compliment' palate.