Comment 107503

By AnjoMan (registered) | Posted January 05, 2015 at 10:13:56 in reply to Comment 107475

From the video:

This design aims to make mistakes less dangerous and certainly not lethal, because people are fallible and road design should take this into account.

So its not really about making drivers or cyclists 'infallible' through training and enforcement, but making sure that when they make mistakes, those mistakes are not costly to themselves or to others.

The difference between rear-ending someone in your car or not can be as little as checking your blind spot at the wrong time --- you don't need to be incompetent to make this kind of split-second error. No amount of education can stop road users from making mistakes, and no level of prosecution or enforcement can undo these mistakes when they happen.

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