Archive for May 2012

Forget speed cameras, I want ‘Headlight cameras’.

I drive a lot. Some days, I drive for 6 or more hours. To me, speed is rarely an issue – it is uncommon to see people going extremely fast, and even when you do, there is never an accident to go with it. 80mph on a dual carriageway really doesn’t matter in the day,…

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Genetic drift in divided populations – a factor in motorway design?

The M5 has, like many other motorways, been getting an upgrade to the central reservation. Moving from a steel barrier capable of stopping about 6 tonnes of vehicle by deformation up to thick concrete capable of stopping a large coach, er, dead (without permanent deformation) is obviously great for keeping traffic moving, but I fear…

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