The Danger That Lurks - Real World Traffic Case Studies

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

  1. 300kmileprius

    300kmileprius Well-Known Member

    Re : The Danger That Lurks - Real World Traffic Case Studies

    So far so good, haven't had to call any of these guys in for a while and was actually able to compliment a couple of their drivers. Hopefully this continues.
     
  2. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Way too Close -- An 18-wheeler at 62 mph on I-495 NB near I-290 in Massachusetts

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    Wayne
     
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  3. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Driver was first tailgating Jesse’s rig for miles so he moves to the center lane and then the guy runs up on the CUV/SUV up ahead at 62 + mph?

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    Way close... I495 SB nearing I90.​

    Wayne
     
  4. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    I-78 West in NJ west of I-287.

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    Big Rig weaving from lane to lane while < .5 seconds back at 75 MPH.

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    Same guy a littler later on somebody else :(

    Wayne
     
  5. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    A little earlier today...

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    RI 99 NB at 55 mph nearing Woonsocket​

    Any questions Toyota Highlander driver with RI plate number 655 004???

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  6. xcel

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

    Hi All:

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    Performance Food Group – Springfield, MA.​

    I-295 NB near Johnston RI at 55 mph... Driver impatient and did not back off until it was safe to pass. Dodge neon was at 55 in a 65 but not an excuse for rig to be so close.

    Wayne
     
  7. xcel

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

    Hi All:

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    I-195 WB nearing Dartmouth, MA at 65 mph.​

    That is a full gasoline tanker just waiting for a screw up to kill a lot of people...

    Wayne
     
  8. xcel

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

    Hi All:

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    55 mph on I-295 NB in RI.​

    < .1 seconds at 55 mph and coming into a fog bank ahead... Yeah, this guy will be able to stop in time :rolleyes:

    Wayne
     
  9. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    The hit parade continues…

    Jesse saw this guy on I-95 South at 65 + mph near Mansfield, MA… He got out of his way to the left and backed off. Then the driver rolls up on the compact ahead and parks on his trunk. WTH???

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    Wayne
     
  10. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    As we approach the 1 year anniversary of the Danger That Lurks, we continue to see the most dangerous driving on the road.

    Saying that however, companies like Hartt Transport seem to have gotten the message with multiple call ins as their drivers as a whole are seen following at 3 + seconds far more often than they were just a year ago. Imagine the life that will be saved one-day because of that one company’s mindful change to provide a safer roadway for both their drivers and for us.

    Here is the latest offender...

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    I-90 EB near Natick, MA - Way to close at 60 + mph.​

    Wayne
     
  11. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    I-90 EB near Charlton, MA at 65 + mph. How would you like to be this Sonic owner?

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    Sonic with a big rig trying to park in its trunk.​

    Wayne
     
  12. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    I-95 NB near Foxboro, MA…

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    A Safety Kleen driver getting so much ahead at 60 + mph :rolleyes:

    Wayne
     
  13. xcel

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

    Hi All:

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    Septic Truck to close at 60 mph on I-495 north in MA near exit 18.​

    Can you imagine the mess this one could cause?

    Wayne
     
  14. xcel

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

    Hi All:

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    Deer - Minivan collision. Deer loses. Minivan loses.​

    Wayne
     
  15. RichXKU

    RichXKU Well-Known Member

    I wonder what percentage of light those hazed over headlights actually let through.
     
  16. xcel

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

    Hi Rich:

    Good point! I bet this family hit the deer at night too?

    Wayne
     
  17. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I remember driving on I-70 throughwestern Colorado in the wintertime. We came upon an accident scene where a minivan had collided with an ELK. You know , a horse with antlers.
    Both the elk and the minivan were being loaded onto a flatbed truck to be hauled away.
    The minivan was way totalled.
     
  18. 300kmileprius

    300kmileprius Well-Known Member

    Re : The Danger That Lurks - Real World Traffic Case Studies

    This was actually my van. My future brother in law used it to drive to work and back and at night it was used to collect scrap metal. He hit the deer in broad daylight on RI 2 in Exeter.
     
  19. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    A Sullivan Tire driver on I-90 WB near Worcester, MA doing something stupid.

    Sullivan Tire

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  20. xcel

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

    Hi All:

    Within an hour or so of posting the above, Sullivan Tire requested a DM via twitter with the details of the above so they could take care of it.

    While the shot was taken on 7/29 of last year just before 12:00 pm, it is doubtful anything can be done now but kudo's to Sullivan Tire for their quick response after finding out. I can bet this will not occur again beginning in the very near future.

    I love it when company's like this are proactive. I only wish I had uploaded it the day I received it.

    Thanks Sullivan Tire dispatch for your safety focus and internet savvy team!

    Wayne
     
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