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Are automobiles killing motorcyclists and cyclists ‘by design’?

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According to the UK Police, many road traffic accidents are caused by “driver inattention” – pulling out without seeing an approaching motorcycle

Driver automation (driverless cars) is not the answer as it risks making drivers even more inattentive.
We know using smartphones whilst driving is dangerous, but banning their use may be only part of the solution to the problem.

Cottingham.tv is investigating car design and how it impacts on motorcyclists safety.

Modern cars appear to have front and side window blind spots, caused by increasingly large window pillars that may be causing “pulling-out errors” leading to serious road traffic accidents where the narrow motorcycle can’t be seen. Older drivers are increasingly distracted by in-car infotainment systems

http://www.hstoday.com/safety/ntsb-fatal-crash-involving-tesla-autopilot-resulted-driver-errors-overreliance-automation

 

More radical solutions are proposed, including safety aids for the elderly car driver – to be continued ..

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