Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Nevada makes regulations for self-driving robot cars

Uh oh, lookie here. Partner as a verb.

In creating the regulations, the department partnered with Google, automobile manufacturers, testing professionals, insurance companies, universities and law enforcement all with a common vision of saving lives. Several other states currently have bills in front of their legislators that will follow Nevada into the future.

via Regulations Clear the Road for Self-driving Cars.

But, what exactly are these regulations? No word on that.

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Bicycle collision rate per 10000 population by age group, Washington State ’88-93
December 4, 2011, 00:49
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Also from the Wessels pdf



Reported bicycle collisions Washington state ’88-93
December 4, 2011, 00:36
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From the study by Ralph Wessels (pdf).



Litigation is a lousy substitute for looking both ways
November 19, 2011, 21:48
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Excerpt from NY Post, Nov. 18, 2011.

Yet another pedestrian wakes up from a coma and sues everybody. Litigation is a necessary tool, and it is sabotaged a little bit for everybody who might really need it each time an errant pedestrian walks in front of a bicyclist, gets knocked into a coma, then sues everybody.

Bicyclists, watch for pedestrians, as they have a very hard time watching for you.



Hybrids are heavy, safer for occupants
November 18, 2011, 21:50
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Hybrids are heavy, so they’re safer for those inside of them. The people in the other car, or on the bike, or sidewalk, on the other hand, get bludgeoned harder. It’s a zero sum game.

click for pdf — Insurance Institute for Highway Safety