social twitter facebook google_plus
The Wake Up Call
Have you downloaded the Froggy iPhone App? It's free!

Eric Petersen

 


Should Left Turns Be Illegal?

Keep this story in mind if you want to make a NASCAR fan's head explode. According to researchers at North Carolina State University, maybe all LEFT TURNS should be illegal.





--Basically, when you make a left turn, you're taking a HUGE risk. The only thing that separates you from having someone t-bone you is the faith that they're following the speed limit or that they don't run a red light.





--The team at NCSU says that something called "superstreets" are much safer. (--You might also know them as "Michigan lefts.")





--Basically, when you approach an intersection, your ONLY choice is to make a right turn. Then, if you wanted to go left or straight, you do a quick U-turn in a specially-designed turning lane.





--The statistics don't lie . . . in tests, the superstreets reduced people's travel time by 20% and caused 46% fewer accidents. Most importantly, they caused 63% fewer accidents that resulted in injuries or deaths.





--Of course, all of our roads aren't going to get ripped up and turned into superstreets anytime soon. For now, it's all just theory.


Do they have a point? Could you get yourself home today if you weren't allowed to make a left turn? (I could!)



(Autoblog)


Share This: | More


 
01/18/2011 11:41AM
Should Left Turns Be Illegal?
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :


advertise with us
Recent Blog Posts
Categories
Archives