Tuesday, October 14, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Caltrain fatality in Mountain View.

Peter has left a new comment on your post "Caltrain fatality in Mountain View":

I pushed up a post I had written before this accident that looks at the Leibowitz Effect - the trick your mind plays on you to make you think that large objects are moving more slowly than they actually are.

Condolences to the family and friends. Horrific situation. I'd be interested to see a bunch more stats on these types of incidents. And look at emergency, simple safety measures like the warning that appear on the convex driver-side mirrors of cars - an 'Objects are closer than they appear'-type warning at pedestrian rail crossings.

Posted by Peter to Cyclelicious at 10/14/2008 02:52:00 AM