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Old 19th Jan 2019, 12:34
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
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.
Really? I think you can judge the general speed of a car, i.e. fast normal slow, if you look properly.

I never assume they are doing the speed limit - I look and judge for myself how much ‘time away’ they are. Perhaps this comes from my motorbike days - it hurts a lot more if you’re hit on a ‘bike !
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