Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

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Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby crr003 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:35 pm

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/1 ... ing-asleep

Probably been some research into this.

I thought the Italians found out that realistically sensibly high speed limits caused drivers to maintain alertness.
Different strokes.

PS - what could they possibly be erecting that greenery for in the linked article?

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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby Horse » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:09 pm

IIRC the hedge across the bridge is to facilitate with wildlife crossing a new road.
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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby martine » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:13 pm

Interesting.

What do people think of this:

sign

It is electronic, animated and very bright at night.
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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby vanman » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:19 pm

Spending money on tree planting...what about the chronic state of the roads. Words fail me.....

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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby Horse » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:25 pm

vanman wrote:Spending money on tree planting...what about the chronic state of the roads. Words fail me.....


Tree roots help soil to drain, so could help reduce rain run-off and so flash floods.

Edited. See above post :(
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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby AndyP » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:53 am

I always understood that to keep drivers alert and to stop tedium and repetitiveness,.
ALL the over bridges on the M50 were designed to be all different. [brick steel concrete arched straight ets etc]

SO had to be done and it did seem they were. [But I may have nodded off]

The next trick was to take all my Police drivers on there,. I used to put a £20 note on the dashboard and tell them that the first person to tell me what was unique about the motorway could keep it.

Well being a total tight A**S I knew I was on to a winner and never lost.
It is not WHAT you drive, BUT:-- the WAY that you drive it.
It is not HOW fast you drive, BUT:-- HOW you drive fast.

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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby Horse » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:35 am

Horse wrote:IIRC the hedge across the bridge is to facilitate with wildlife crossing a new road.


Now edited to make sense. I blame autocorrect on my new phone . . .
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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby jont- » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:45 am

AndyP wrote:The next trick was to take all my Police drivers on there,. I used to put a £20 note on the dashboard and tell them that the first person to tell me what was unique about the motorway could keep it.

Only m-way junction that isn't up to usual motorway spec?

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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby AndyP » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:18 am

Yes now you mention I seem to remember that being said once too.


[Bit like the There are no roundabouts an Motorways 'one] :headbang:
It is not WHAT you drive, BUT:-- the WAY that you drive it.
It is not HOW fast you drive, BUT:-- HOW you drive fast.

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Re: Keep drivers alert? Add scenery......

Postby Horse » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:32 am

AndyP wrote:[Bit like the There are no roundabouts an Motorways 'one] :headbang:


*Cough* M3 J6 spur.
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