A Flaw In Street Design May Be Costing Lives - Cheddar Explains

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  • Tlahuicole XIII
    Tlahuicole XIII  1 months back

    Does anyone one know why some residential area streets are curved instead of quadrants?

    • ThomasG10mtn
      ThomasG10mtn  1 months back

      *Take away driver front airbags, and replace them with a 10 inch shiny spike aimed right at the driver's face.* Safest driver's....EVER!

      • Dick iller
        Dick iller  1 months back

        I am proud of my country for making gravel roads to make everyone safer.

        Go Russia 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺

        ₽ОССИЯ СВЯЩЕННАЯ НАША ДЕ₽ЖАВА

        • No Bo
          No Bo  2 months back

          going back in time isn't a solution to the inherent problem.....we already know that car accidents occurred back then and now

          • Ig Ja
            Ig Ja  2 months back

            7min of nothing.

            • Republic Can
              Republic Can  2 months back

              "There are no necessary evils in government. Its evils exist only in its abuses." President Andrew Jackson
              No one can truly fail without government help. People that virtue signal do not usually have any virtue. This problem is people who can not build cars telling people who can buid cars how to do it. Dunning-Kruger effect!

              • Petr75661
                Petr75661  2 months back

                there should be no surface roads in towns. I vote for Asimov's moving walkways with express lanes.

                • mads k
                  mads k  2 months back

                  These vids take too long to get to the point

                  • Horatio Nelson
                    Horatio Nelson  2 months back

                    Instead of making the streets less safe for drivers, just put in speeding cams

                    • dalton lafitte
                      dalton lafitte  2 months back

                      Too bad she forgot to mention driving on a narrow road when it’s hilly. Not only do you have to drive slow but you also have to slightly pray that someone isint late to work and flying over the hills on the other side. Also... narrow roads make driving a lot slower if there’s construction or garbage trucks on it because you can’t just see ahead and squeeze past them

                      • balzarini51
                        balzarini51  2 months back

                        Ralph Nader is a fucking soybboi who ruined jeeps forever

                        • Nick Romeos
                          Nick Romeos  3 months back

                          I live right by the proving grounds

                          • am74343
                            am74343  3 months back

                            There are so many fatalities because everyone is texting and talking on their cell phones!

                            • Chalky
                              Chalky  3 months back

                              Never really thought about it but yeah I do subconsciously feel I can drive faster on urban roads where I feel I can see all potential hazards.

                              • BrokeAngler INC
                                BrokeAngler INC  3 months back

                                the prob is human.thats all

                                • Richard Ainsworth
                                  Richard Ainsworth  3 months back

                                  Correlation is not causality.

                                  • LEFT4BASS
                                    LEFT4BASS  3 months back

                                    There’s a similar problem with seat belts.

                                    Seat belts make drivers feel safer, which makes them drive more recklessly.

                                    Consequently, drivers who wear seat belts are more likely to survive a crash, but also more likely to cause one.

                                    • Ellie Joanna
                                      Ellie Joanna  3 months back

                                      I wonder what mozerellas explanation would be

                                      • tube8h
                                        tube8h  3 months back

                                        ah it goes back to the saying "when you make world idiot proof, the world just create better idiot."

                                        • Baltico
                                          Baltico  3 months back

                                          I see a problem with the raising deaths is that people are stupid using their phones while both driving and walking. We get too distracted nowadays and it's honestly sad.

                                          • sumit lamba
                                            sumit lamba  3 months back

                                            All streets in India are like the second one

                                            • KaiTakApproach
                                              KaiTakApproach  4 months back

                                              Please cite your sources...this is a direct ripoff of the book "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do" by Tom Vanderbilt. Also, choking vehicular traffic down to pedestrian levels is ridiculous.

                                              • ShoutsWillEcho1
                                                ShoutsWillEcho1  4 months back

                                                Eh, I'd want an intersection with a clear view over one with bushes and foliage covering stuff.

                                                • Sid B
                                                  Sid B  4 months back

                                                  I live in London, some of the roads are pretty narrow and have poor visibility. That doesn't stop massive trucks bombing it down the street, why do they do that? Because they have so much momentum that _they_ won't get harmed if _they_ hit something, it's not _them_ who will be getting hurt, it's whoever they hit that will.

                                                  The risk of them to get hurt is low, they can afford to do it, instead it's up to the pedestrians to be careful when crossing the street. It's pure selfishness. The only thing they need to watch out for is another truck.

                                                  • MrPlayer1up
                                                    MrPlayer1up  4 months back

                                                    The argument is that reducing visibility makes people drive safer? This is such a load of shit; people drive faster when they have higher visibility because they can see that they're not going to hit anyone. Where is the data that shows that the higher visibility road causes more accidents?

                                                    • dakrontu
                                                      dakrontu  4 months back

                                                      It is true that difficult roads make people slow down to compensate, ie to bring the risk down again, since the difficulty and therefore the risk of the road has increased it. So if you make all roads difficult, people will reduce speed to keep the risk down, the accident rate will be the same, and journeys will take longer. Also it stresses up drivers and makes them tire quickly. Tired drivers cause accidents. So what is the gain?

                                                      • S Oomkes
                                                        S Oomkes  4 months back

                                                        We had a total of 613 in 2018 over here. Ya'll are wreckless

                                                        • Daiyuki117
                                                          Daiyuki117  4 months back

                                                          No, that's stupid. Go the speed limit and the design works. Go faster, and it doesn't. Don't exceed the design specs of your tools and they work fine. This is a human problem, not a design problem.

                                                          • Adrianna Coleman
                                                            Adrianna Coleman  4 months back

                                                            Everybody drives SUV’s now and the impact point has been moved from the knees to the head and upper body. I think it has more to do with modern SUV design and height and less to do with the roads.

                                                            • Art Martial
                                                              Art Martial  4 months back

                                                              I disagree with your claim that narrower streets will cause drivers to slow down......they don't....I have my own data....my daughter....she's got the proverbial lead foot...

                                                              • Esmeralda Rodriguez
                                                                Esmeralda Rodriguez  4 months back

                                                                Speed bumps

                                                                • Jerry Smooth
                                                                  Jerry Smooth  4 months back

                                                                  this lady has a bad voice

                                                                  • Tom M
                                                                    Tom M  4 months back

                                                                    EXACTLY how much less safe is the street above? Because it seems like this point is glossed over

                                                                    • Eliot Guerin
                                                                      Eliot Guerin  4 months back

                                                                      I am an engineer. This video is a bit sensationalist bc the clear zone is mandatory for highways, but not residential roads. If you pay attention on an average residential road you will notice this.

                                                                      • Shupshe
                                                                        Shupshe  4 months back

                                                                        I have no idea why anyone would reference Nader. He was an ambulance chaser that made a career on lies and physical impossibilities.

                                                                        • Annie Lanier
                                                                          Annie Lanier  4 months back

                                                                          Starts at 3:29

                                                                          • sumanjit arora
                                                                            sumanjit arora  4 months back

                                                                            I have the best road system

                                                                            • luxon4
                                                                              luxon4  4 months back

                                                                              watch this at 3x speed. thank me later

                                                                              • Thomas P.
                                                                                Thomas P.  4 months back

                                                                                Well so here's the other part of trying to slow down drivers, cars keep getting faster so we're gonna have to try to find some kind of middle ground.

                                                                                • Justus Whittington
                                                                                  Justus Whittington  4 months back

                                                                                  i don’t know if i agree, i live in rural virginia and in old town we have a lot of fatal accidents in parts of town with those low visibility, dodging around parked cars, areas. people get cocky once they know the terrain.

                                                                                  • Alice Moo
                                                                                    Alice Moo  4 months back

                                                                                    Well that was really fucking boring

                                                                                    • H x
                                                                                      H x  4 months back

                                                                                      The bottom one looks like a 30kph street, while the top one is a weird hybrid that's wide enough to be 100kph, but it's unmarked and has roadside parking like it was 50kph.

                                                                                      Also, the bottom one could be anywhere in the world, but the top one is just so painfully American. And I wouldn't want to live on that top road even if you gave me the house for free.

                                                                                      • Morahman7vnNo2
                                                                                        Morahman7vnNo2  4 months back

                                                                                        Just another benefit of living in an old neighborhood.

                                                                                        • DayITL
                                                                                          DayITL  4 months back

                                                                                          This was a really interesting video!

                                                                                          • salazizzle
                                                                                            salazizzle  4 months back

                                                                                            tl;dr - make streets narrower

                                                                                            • Richard Foran
                                                                                              Richard Foran  4 months back

                                                                                              Not sure i buy into this sub conscious baffle explanation. Drivers brains will react any which way. Just wait it out till self driving cars are standard then lets take into account space for wifi poles and other computerised systems which kewp these systems tip top and allow multiples poles etc for 5g and back ups in the event of systems down. So we need large roads in my humble option.

                                                                                              More surface space gives pedestrians time to move out of the way in the event self driving cars lose control or are hacked. The new in fad in 2050. So much for droping rocks off freeways.

                                                                                              • Aileen
                                                                                                Aileen  4 months back

                                                                                                The other thing wrong with wide roads is perspective; things further away look like they're moving slower. So driving 20 on a narrow road feels faster than 20 on a wide road simply because of the perceived speed of the objects surrounding the car. So people will drive faster on wider roads because they feel like they're going too slow.

                                                                                                • Nic Diaz
                                                                                                  Nic Diaz  4 months back

                                                                                                  So the problem aren’t the roads, it’s the drivers driving too fast? Thanks for wasting 6:40 on a 2 second video