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US Wants Drivers To Test Wireless Auto Safety Tech 137

coondoggie writes "Can new wireless auto safety systems work in the real world and how will drivers respond? That's what the U.S. Department of Transportation hopes to find out in the next few months as it lets hundreds of drivers in six communities across the country test some of the latest communication devices in controlled situations."
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  • Re:Bicycles (Score:3, Interesting)

    by liquidweaver ( 1988660 ) on Wednesday July 13, 2011 @03:07PM (#36752732)
    I think it says a lot when you get a bunch of anti-cyclist comments posting AC. It's kind of like biking responsibly in real life. You obey traffic signals, ride as far over to the right in the lane as possible allowing cars to safely pass, signaling at turns, etc. Yet still, in a week of commuting, you still get 2-3 anonymous assholes who fly by a foot to your left, screaming at you to get off their road. Strangely, it seems like this happens mostly during traffic when cars are averaging ~20mph anyways and you aren't actually slowing them down at all.

    I commuted about 9 miles to work for almost 8 months but gave up on it for these reasons. In the US cycling is social acceptable for children and recreationally for adults. These aren't all rednecks in trucks, either. I remember an instance where a Prius intentionally ran me off the road, cursing at me. In the spur of the moment, I yelled back, "My vehicle is greener!".

Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde