Lots of pictures tho'
Some of includes analysis of a very close escape for two TOs. I think the video is available online so I'll try and post it.
Interesting - especially the Workstream 2 crashing bit. Although way off biking and even hi viz now.........................
My main takeaway is that front wheel position on the hard shoulder is irrelevant and I'm happy because I've been saying that for years. Glad to know it's been proven - at least till the next piece of research! Now why does RAC/AA still go onto full lock?
How much did Crowthorne make out of that? All that work for 32 valid incidents/16 valid laser readings? As mentioned, statistically the data were fairly useless - plus was anyone watching the traffic - some vehicles will move over a lane anyway if possible?
I would point out on page 9:
"Figure 4: Screenshot from the simulator database, showing the TOV parked fend in (left), and parallel parked, displaying blue
flashing lights (right)"
The Daily Mail brigade will be jumping on this as "HA/HE tests blue lights prior to enforcement capabilities!"
One thing mentioned twice:
Page 33 Steering the front wheels while a vehicle is stationary, either to straighten them when the vehicle is in fend or turn them for driving off, may cause mechanical damage to the vehicle and/or damage to the carriageway surface.
Page 72 In both these cases, the limited space available within the hard shoulder restricts the driver’s ability to return the TOV’s front wheels to be in line with the vehicle unless this is done with the vehicle stationary, potentially damaging the vehicle or roadway.
Really? Can we have some research into dry steering and its actual effects? Given that self parking cars dry steer it can't be that bad.
One thing mentioned was use of ambers/rear reds on the HS - I think it was supposed to be rear reds (and ambers) in live lane only, although I note this research was based in West Mids and they used to use every light available (including hazards).