Monthly Archives: November 2013
Audi R8 on a tow truck
What’s alarming though, is seeing smoke coming from the tailpipe. Now explain it to me like a 5 year old because I’m not that smart; what am I looking at if I’m driving on the road and see ahead of me a tow truck with an Audi R8 strapped down on the flatbed but the engine of the Audi R8 is obviously running since there are smoke coming from the tail pipe.
What could it be that I’m looking at? Am I too much of a scenic to be thinking that I’m probably witnessing a crime in progress?
What could be the scenario that warrants this, especially when; (a) there are no visible signs of damage to the Audi R8 that would suggest that it was in an accident, (b) this was happening on the highway and moving in a direction away from the city center and (c) It was headed towards a well known and region which has been much reports in the media of stolen vehicle rings and auto chop shop?
Like a 5 Y O, please explain it to me so that I may understand why these sorts of activities seem to be regularly occurring in these parts?
This is not the first time that I’ve seen it around here. On one of those occasions, I did call the emergency number and report what I saw but they just threw cold water on it.
It’s probably nothing they say, and it could have well been “nothing” but tell me I beg of you, if that vehicle was detected parked (with the motor running) violating some laws or codes, why not; (a) ticket it like they so love to do, (b) tow it to another location nearby (at owner’s cost) as is the custom? On the other hand,
If the vehicle was being towed with the owners knowledge and/or permission, how hard could it have been for the owner to turn off the engine or have it turned off?
Why am I seeing these things and am so concerned at it while the cops which are everywhere these days can’t seem to see it or is it that they are not one bit concerned?
Be it an Audi R8 or a beat up old lemon, its valuable property to its owner and should protected, but then again that’s just me and my five year old kid brain at work for you.
Here’s a recent piece on pedestrian cross walking behavior posted on on road motor skill, the website dedicated to expounding the issues of road traffic matters.
This piece Cross walking pedestrian behavior as it implies, focused on pedestrians and their approach to road use and sharing (or not sharing) those spaces with other road users.
Go ahead, check it out and give us your feed back on the subject and how this stack up with situations as seen in your own neck of the hood. Thanks for checking us out
Insufficient Sleep Increased Risk of Driver Crashes
Insufficient Sleep Associated With Increased Risk of Crashes for Drivers
According to a recent report; Insufficient Sleep Associated With Increased Risk of Crashes for Drivers on the road and highways now-a-days. In this report, which is based on materials provided by American Medical Association (AMA).
And which focus more on the relationship insufficient sleep and its association with increased risk of crashes for young drivers We would venture to say Insufficient Sleep does have an impact on all drivers regardless of age. And we don’t believe that that impact is conducive to road safety
Government’s complicity in insufficient Sleep related Crashes for Drivers.
Government’s complicity in insufficient sleep and the association with increased risk of crashes for Drivers
In addition to and in supporting the argument that; insufficient Sleep is Associated With Increased Risk of Crashes for Drivers, there are and have been several other reports which made similar claims.
For instance, in many countries and states, there is a custom of switching the clock back and forth between standard time and day light saving time in the spring and fall each year.
You may noticed that in the days following those changes, especially in the spring when the clock is moved forward, reports of automobile accidents shot up and annalist ascribe this to sleep deprivation due to that 1 hour short fall when the clock moves forward.
If that is true, and we have no evident to the contrary, then what do we make of the situation when the government presides over a systematic reduction of road ways and prescribe speed limits in some zones. While at the same time increasing traffic police presence by leaps and bounds, what are the end results?
Since people still needs to get to and from work, their bosses are not likely to cut their working hours (on the job) the home and family aspects of life still needs to be tended to, where the commute to and from work used to amount to two hours per day (for argument sake) its now costing an extra 1- 11/2 hour all due to induced traffic congestion.
Now that extra 11/2 hour has to come from somewhere, and there are still 24 hours in the day and you can’t change that. The only place those extra hours are going to be coming from is your sleep time.
So now you have here; more congested streets, lots of super angry, and sleep deprived zombies all over the place. These are the state-of-affairs which the powers-that-be has created and/or presided over, while many are killed and maimed on the road and highways today.
That there are not a whole lot more traffic accidents daily under these prevailing conditions is nothing short of a miracle.