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Comment: Re:Motorcycle Safety Perceptions (Score 1) 236

by Scottingham (#49753227) Attached to: Asteroid Risk Greatly Overestimated By Almost Everyone

I thought the same thing about the bike laid down in front of him. Definitely too close!

I can't say that I'm 100% perfect on the speeding bit (I usually go with he flow of the fast lane on the highway ~80mph).

That said, I also treat every car like they're trying to kill me. I think of the dumbest thing they could possibly do and what I would do to avoid that situation. That has saved me more than once. ABS brakes also helps for incredibly quick and safe panic stops.

Comment: Re:Self driving babies and kids (Score 2) 408

Or the car refuses to leave the driveway because it detects an unaccompanied minor. Or it drives straight to the police. Or it phones the police when it becomes stranded.

I'm pretty sure that they're accounting for human stupidity. You pretty much have to these days.
'Car cannot drive, trunk is open'
'Car cannot drive, human sticking out of window'
'Car cannot drive, ...'

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