Slow Moving Vehicle Ratio


You're on a country road and see a bike or slow moving vehicle ahead. You hope that you'll be able to have plenty of room to pass. Unfortunately by the time you get to that point, he is near the crest of a blind hill, crossing a narrow bridge, or another car is coming.

The result, is you have to slow down and wait or squeeze closer to the vehicle than you liked.

You would think that the rate that this occurs would be relatively low. Something like one time in ten. I did a test once and found it was actually four out of ten times, in one of my trips. Much higher than I would think it should be.

Next time you take a road trip, try figuring this out.

Here are the criteria:

1. Slow moving vehicle, on your side of the road, such as a tractor, horse and buggy, bicyclist.

2. Unsafe passing condition, when you reach the slow moving vehicle, such as an approaching car coming toward you, a narrow bridge, near a crest of a hill, or other no passing zone.

What to do:

1. Count total times that you have to pass a slow vehicle.
2. Also count how many times you had to slow down or squeeze close due to the situations shown in Item 2 above.
3.Report the ratio after your trip.

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