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Intersections Safety : Identifying Gaps : A Thread 🧵

Intersections are the places where the direction of vehicles intersect,with many conflict points from all sides.
It's essential to know how to handle them.
Many accidents happen in cities/highways at intersections.
Most of the risk is eliminated by using signals,but there are uncontrolled intersections at many places in cities and highways,which require skill and practice to cross safely.

To cross them safely we need to identify gaps that allow us to pass through them, without an accident.
A defensive driver looks for safe gaps which allows him/her to cross the intersection without letting other drivers brake or swerve or take an evasive action.
This comes by practice and we need to increase our observation skills to find safe gaps.
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1/5 Sleet & frz. rain will overspread the Lower Susquehanna Valley from southwest-to-northeast between ~ 10 p.m. and midnight. Temps. will be within a degree or two of freezing for much of the night, and roadway temps. are still above freezing following the recently warmth..
2/5 I'm expecting a few hundredths to one tenth of an inch of frz. rain to the south of the PA Turnpike & east of Route 15.. with 0.10-0.25" of ice in areas farther north & west. The greatest chance of 0.25" of ice will be north/west of the I-81/78 corridors..
3/5 These expected ice amounts are with respect to trees & power lines. Primary roadways should generally remain wet, but secondary, untreated roads will turn icy overnight. Temps. will slowly rise above freezing from south-to-north btw. 4 & 8 a.m., causing ice to turn to rain..
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At @AASHTOSpeaks Joint Policy Conference of Committee on Design and Council on Active Transportation (I'm a member of that). Flexible design workshop to kick it off. #infrastructure #RoadSafety
Joyce Taylor, Maine DOT Chief Engineerb Over the years people have debated names for different approaches to streets that serve people. Let's call it GOOD DESIGN. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets #HealthyStreets
Shari Schaftlein, FHWA Office of Human Environment, on context sensitive solutions/design. Case studies/resources fhwa.dot.gov/planning/css/. #AASHTO #infrastructure #RoadSafety #PeopleStreets
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Pilot in BC Canada: @velometro 3-wheeled enclosed #ebikes operating as shared vehicles. Think Car2Go+bike. Geofenced to keep off pedestrian walkways. #TRBAM
If @velometro classified as bikes they can be in bike lanes but you couldn't park these at a bike rack. Lots of policy issues to be worked through. #TRBAM #bikeshare (?)
Traffic operations questions created by low-power vehicles that aren't quite bikes. If they operate (maybe in general motor vehicle lanes) + you want smaller vehicles used for urban delivery + working for bike mode shift, what happens? #TRBAM #LEVs
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