By Scripter - Mon May 20, 2002 9:51 pm
- Mon May 20, 2002 9:51 pm #475
People emotionally judge distance in the context of their walking speed which is something on the order of 4.4 ft/sec. They drive like maniacs to gain an advantage of 100 yards which is a actual time gain of 3.4 seconds and not the 68.18 seconds that they emotionally equate 100 yards with. I would like to see an educational program which relates dangerous manuvers to the pitiful moments they might save and contrasts this with the real risk to life, limb and lawsuits. I am a former chauffeur from Beverly Hills and I get around fast and safely. In fact, I often pull up next to one of these maniacs about 5-8 seconds after they reach a red light.