RE: [sc] M5 Road Accident and ITS

RE: [sc] M5 Road Accident and ITS

From: Andrew Shore <a.shore_at_xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 20:36:14 -0000
Message-ID: <7A262E10111246D0829F76B0F8DDE0DE@xxxxxx>
I'm sure this thread of conversation is well past its best before date,

It sounds pretty lax of him not to have reduced them by the other two
thirds, too, if it was that easy.

Let's hope he's got some similarly effective way of sorting out eurozone

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From: safety-critical-request@xxxxxx
[mailto:safety-critical-request@xxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Bernard
Sent: 07 November 2011 19:09
To: safety-critical@xxxxxx
Subject: Re: [sc] M5 Road Accident and ITS

On 11/7/11 7:30 PM, Andrew Shore wrote:
> Do you think imposing speed limits really works?

If you were to define the goals, I could answer that question more easily.

> The UK motorway speed limit
> is 70mph, of course, yet much, probably most, traffic travels at in excess
> of 80mph when congestion doesn't prevent it. Interestingly, the few
> police on British motorways take no action against such speeds.

That is uniform modulo numbers throughout the jurisdictions with which I
have experience (the US, 
and various European countries).

I have already mentioned how Sarkozy reduced French fatal accident rates
permanently by a third 
within a month.

> (though I myself doubt that the effect of an 85mph accident will be much
> more awful than of a 70mph one),

neither of those are very well-defined terms, so I am not sure what you are


Peter Bernard Ladkin, Professor of Computer Networks and Distributed
Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld, 33594 Bielefeld, Germany
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