The Danger That Lurks - Real World Traffic Case Studies

Discussion in 'Traffic and Safety' started by xcel, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    These might be more meaningful with an indication of the speed at which traffic was moving at the time of the photo.
     
  2. CRT1

    CRT1 Newbie McNewbster

    I-93S would be 65+ MPH with this traffic density.

    It slows down only once it is packed out to maybe 50% more traffic density.

    I live a few miles from this location.
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

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    The Dump truck trying to break into an armored truck at 65 mph on I-93 northbound near Manchester, NH.

    Wayne
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The pic explains it all…
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    A big rig that is danger close at 60 mph on MA 146 NB near RI.​

    Wayne
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    A Big Rig trying to park in a classic '62 or '63 Ford Falcon convertible's trunk on I-295 South in RI at 60 + mph :(

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    Dennis K. Burke Inc. of Chelsea, (MA?) – 1-800-289-2875, shame on you!​

    Wayne
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    These guys have been caught a few times???

    Diversified Automotive of Orangeburg, NY (1-800-666-9007), come on already, back off!

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    I-295 SB in RI at 65 + mph​

    Wayne
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

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    A female Volt driver merrily texting her life (and one of ours someday) away…​

    Hey plate number FHC 5835 from whatever state you are from:
    Wayne
     
  8. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    That's a NY plate. Doesn't surprise me one bit.
     
  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    This one was a bit more interesting?

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    A Clean Harbors big rig at 60 + mph on I-95 north near Sharon, MA​

    Wayne
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    On I-90 leaving Boston, this Massachusetts DOT Van was trying to do what to this School bus at 60 mph?

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    Wayne
     
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  11. priusCpilot

    priusCpilot George

    These gaps are huge compared to the ones I see on our freeways in LA. There was a jerk the other day ridding my bumper so hard that I could not see his headlights. No joke!
     
  12. RichXKU

    RichXKU Well-Known Member

    I'm with pCp. I'd be happy to be followed at the distance in most of these pics, instead of the <1 carlength or worse I get quite frequently.
     
  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

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    Work Van to close at 65 mph on I-93 NB near Braintree, MA.​

    If the car ahead had to stop quickly for absolutely any reason, do you think the work van cold avoid hitting it?

    Wayne
     
  14. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Came across this today. And it's called "hypermiling like a pro" :mad::mad: Fast forward to about 40s

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/JHI5WX40nKk[/flash]
     
  15. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Mike:

    That’s just sad :(

    Next!

    God only knows what this guy is hauling but can you imagine a collision with the compact ahead and spilling whatever it is all over I-90?

    I-90 EB nearing the I-495 Interchange at 65 mph.

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    New England Disposal Technologies Rig - Danger Close at 65 mph -- 1-800-698-1865​

    Wayne
     
  16. RichXKU

    RichXKU Well-Known Member

    Tailgating double Fedex trailer. PA Turnpike westbound. 10/5. Not even 1 carlength @ 70 MPH
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  17. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Rich:

    That's idiotic for a "pro" driver from FedEx!!!

    You are going to like the next one just as much :ccry:

    [flash]http://www.youtube.com/v/WgBkXKMOktc?version=3[/flash]
    Gunther Transport on the MASS Pike at 65 mph...​

    Great way to kill a bunch of passengers on this bus :(

    Call them at (410) 761-3757.

    Wayne
     
  18. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    65 mph on I-95 NB in MA near Canton split.

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    ProduceConnection.com of Boston, MA​

    Fortunately the driver pulled back maybe a minute after the company dispatcher was called and they in turn called him. We’ll give kudos to the company (ProduceConnection.com) for following through so quickly.

    Wayne
     
  19. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Some people are just Morons

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    Buckley Brothers Plumbing and Heating - One of two contractors that grid locked an intersection in downtown Boston, MA while talking on his cell phone.​

    Wayne
     
  20. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Driver originally tailgating the Prius on MA 146 near Sutton. Then this pic of same driver was snapped at 70 MPH on I-295 south near Johnston, RI.

    IIRC, Jesse reported that these guys are getting better as of late. I will have to speak to him to make sure I heard it correctly?

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    Hartt Transport - Doing the tailgating thing again :(

    Wayne
     

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