Originally Posted by MKMD428
just as i thought..there is something wrong with that junction..
Yep, let me highlight again what the 599 threadstarter mentioned:
The aftermath of the crash has resulted in the deaths of three persons at the wee hours of last Saturday, taking place at the junction of Rochor Road and Victoria Street at 4.15 am. Reports are saying that the spot is known for being an accident-prone area. |
When I watch the two videos, I noticed:
1. There are two traffic lights located very near to the building at top left of video frame.
2. There are high rise buildings in the vicinity.
In the area where I live, I noticed some drivers waited patiently at the traffic lights, only to then ran the red light. This is something weird, until I notice that when they ran the red light, another traffic light just turned green in front, however:
1. That green light (Light B) was meant for cars coming from the right.
2. The car who ran the red light should have waited for ANOTHER traffic light (Light A) to turn green: that light is located on the left hand side.
3. So in total, to NOT beat the red light, the car need to wait for TWO lights (Lights A & B) to turn green.
What the road planners should consider:
1. Human beings have eyes facing forward, unlike birds.
2. Human beings have naturally weak peripheral vision, unlike birds.
3. Therefore, it is natural for human beings to see forward (this was my excuse last time when I usyar aweks in LRT).
4. Light A should be placed at somewhere prominent (front of waiting cars, not beside a building, etc.) and more importantly, Light B should be placed at ANYWHERE LESS prominent than Light A.
5. Otherwise human beings will only focus on Light B and in high speed = KABOOM.