Category Archives: Accident Prevention

Failure to use compass leads to hiker’s death

Failure to use compass leads to hiker’s death Documents related to the case of missing hiker Geraldine Largay, whose body was found October 2015, were recently released. Although news articles had previously described Largay as “an experienced hiker” recently released … Continue reading

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Five MPH can be the difference between life and death

The dangerous foolishness of PennDOT continues… “Everybody runs 70 to 72 (mph) anyway.” Pa. raises speed limit to 70 on 800 miles of roads https://t.co/Wvp7bZEXRX pic.twitter.com/2KEALQRhjn — TribLIVE.com (@TribLIVE) May 3, 2016    

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Flashing yellow arrow traffic signals are unnecessary and needlessly confusing

I’ve been driving over 35 years. And I was a professional truck driver for over 25 years. I also know something about semiotics. A sign (or symbol) represents (or points to) something else. Although some signs (or symbols) may resemble … Continue reading

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A New Year: 2016

So, it’s a new year!😀 I haven’t made any New Year’s resolutions, per se, but I have told myself: This year I will be more positive than negative, regarding my blog — and social media — posts. I don’t post … Continue reading

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The Deadly Danger of Unnecessary Police Chases

The Deadly Danger of Unnecessary Police Chases I’ve been against unnecessary police chases for quite some time. However, it was the needless death of a mother of nine, near where I live, that persuaded me of the criminality of unnecessary … Continue reading

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Drunk driver who killed cyclist in KY charged with murder

Drunk driver who killed cyclist in KY charged with murder VIDEO – Deadly bicycle crash https://youtu.be/weQYh681ih0 via @YouTube Cyclist hit & killed by driver https://youtu.be/EBf7SzLG9Qw via @YouTube Police: ‘Cold beer in cup holder’ of truck that killed cyclist “Police found … Continue reading

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Intentionally Hitting Bicyclists in DC for $500

“It’s a $500 fine for a motorist to hit a bicyclist in the District, but some behaviors are so egregious that some drivers might think it’s worth paying the fine.” ~ Courtland Milloy (Washington Post July 8, 2014)
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