Horse wrote:ancient wrote:Rolyan wrote:+1
Plus, he said that there was no point whatsoever in developing observation. All he needed to look at was the distance he could stop in at his speed. so travelling at 30mph, he only needed to know what was happening 75 feet away.
Now that explains a lot ... an awful lot!
It's an interesting viewpoint (sic), because the things that are going to get you are, by and large, those closer to you (by definition, really, because if they're not close then they are unlikely to be in collision with you). So if someone drives in such a manner that they can stop if necessary, then shouldn't that be applauded? It's all well and having great observation skills and seeing a hazard approaching from space , but that's a 'nice' rather than a 'necessary'.
Oh I love watching that xx feet in front of my bonnet, always so empty (fails to notice the pedestrian running towards the road from the park)- Bang ... Must have been a branch striking my wing mirror.
Oh I love watching that xx feet in front of my bonnet, always so empty. There's a cyclist in there now ... Bl@@dy cyclists, I'll just overtake. Oh there's a traffic jam (my side turning/a red light etc) ahead. Anchors on then.
Oh I love watching that xx feet in front of my bonnet, always so empty. At this low speed I may as well check my phone, I wonder whether what that text was about... creeps along, checks the next 8 foot ahead then back to the 'phone (fails to notice the child come from the side and cross below bonnet level)
etc ... but you knew that already . As I said, it explains an awful lot.