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Old 19th Jan 2019, 11:28
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Gertrude the Wombat
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Originally Posted by Uplinker View Post
I always find: “The other car was speeding” to be a strange defence. If the other car is speeding, surely there is even more reason not to pull out?
Research shows that it's essentially impossible to make any usefully accurate judgement of the speed of an approaching car that you're wanting to pull out or walk out in front of. People do take the speed limit into account in making this judgement - I will walk out much closer in front of a car if the speed limit is 20mph than if it's 40mph, which isn't going to help me much if the car is in fact doing 40mph.
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