A Flaw In Street Design May Be Costing Lives - Cheddar Explains


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  • Chalky
    Chalky  12 hours back

    Never really thought about it but yeah I do subconsciously feel I can drive faster on urban roads where I feel I can see all potential hazards.

    • BrokeAngler INC
      BrokeAngler INC  1 days back

      the prob is human.thats all

      • Richard Ainsworth
        Richard Ainsworth  3 days back

        Correlation is not causality.

        • LEFT4BASS
          LEFT4BASS  3 days back

          There’s a similar problem with seat belts.

          Seat belts make drivers feel safer, which makes them drive more recklessly.

          Consequently, drivers who wear seat belts are more likely to survive a crash, but also more likely to cause one.

          • Ellie Joanna
            Ellie Joanna  4 days back

            I wonder what mozerellas explanation would be

            • tube8h
              tube8h  5 days back

              ah it goes back to the saying "when you make world idiot proof, the world just create better idiot."

              • Baltico
                Baltico  6 days back

                I see a problem with the raising deaths is that people are stupid using their phones while both driving and walking. We get too distracted nowadays and it's honestly sad.

                • sumit lamba
                  sumit lamba  1 weeks back

                  All streets in India are like the second one

                  • KaiTakApproach
                    KaiTakApproach  1 weeks back

                    Please cite your sources...this is a direct ripoff of the book "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do" by Tom Vanderbilt. Also, choking vehicular traffic down to pedestrian levels is ridiculous.

                    • ShoutsWillEcho1
                      ShoutsWillEcho1  1 weeks back

                      Eh, I'd want an intersection with a clear view over one with bushes and foliage covering stuff.

                      • Sid B
                        Sid B  2 weeks back

                        I live in London, some of the roads are pretty narrow and have poor visibility. That doesn't stop massive trucks bombing it down the street, why do they do that? Because they have so much momentum that _they_ won't get harmed if _they_ hit something, it's not _them_ who will be getting hurt, it's whoever they hit that will.

                        The risk of them to get hurt is low, they can afford to do it, instead it's up to the pedestrians to be careful when crossing the street. It's pure selfishness. The only thing they need to watch out for is another truck.

                        • MrPlayer1up
                          MrPlayer1up  2 weeks back

                          The argument is that reducing visibility makes people drive safer? This is such a load of shit; people drive faster when they have higher visibility because they can see that they're not going to hit anyone. Where is the data that shows that the higher visibility road causes more accidents?

                          • dakrontu
                            dakrontu  2 weeks back

                            It is true that difficult roads make people slow down to compensate, ie to bring the risk down again, since the difficulty and therefore the risk of the road has increased it. So if you make all roads difficult, people will reduce speed to keep the risk down, the accident rate will be the same, and journeys will take longer. Also it stresses up drivers and makes them tire quickly. Tired drivers cause accidents. So what is the gain?

                            • S Oomkes
                              S Oomkes  2 weeks back

                              We had a total of 613 in 2018 over here. Ya'll are wreckless

                              • Daiyuki117
                                Daiyuki117  2 weeks back

                                No, that's stupid. Go the speed limit and the design works. Go faster, and it doesn't. Don't exceed the design specs of your tools and they work fine. This is a human problem, not a design problem.

                                • Adrianna Coleman
                                  Adrianna Coleman  2 weeks back

                                  Everybody drives SUV’s now and the impact point has been moved from the knees to the head and upper body. I think it has more to do with modern SUV design and height and less to do with the roads.

                                  • Charles hartlaub
                                    Charles hartlaub  2 weeks back

                                    This is a great topic! Remove the driver's seat belt, air bag, and put a nice big spike on the steering wheel. #saveourpedestrians

                                    • Art Martial
                                      Art Martial  2 weeks back

                                      I disagree with your claim that narrower streets will cause drivers to slow down......they don't....I have my own data....my daughter....she's got the proverbial lead foot...

                                      • Esmeralda Rodriguez
                                        Esmeralda Rodriguez  2 weeks back

                                        Speed bumps

                                        • Jerry Smooth
                                          Jerry Smooth  2 weeks back

                                          this lady has a bad voice

                                          • Tom M
                                            Tom M  2 weeks back

                                            EXACTLY how much less safe is the street above? Because it seems like this point is glossed over

                                            • Eliot Guerin
                                              Eliot Guerin  2 weeks back

                                              I am an engineer. This video is a bit sensationalist bc the clear zone is mandatory for highways, but not residential roads. If you pay attention on an average residential road you will notice this.

                                              • Shupshe
                                                Shupshe  3 weeks back

                                                I have no idea why anyone would reference Nader. He was an ambulance chaser that made a career on lies and physical impossibilities.

                                                • Annie Lanier
                                                  Annie Lanier  3 weeks back

                                                  Starts at 3:29

                                                  • sumanjit arora
                                                    sumanjit arora  3 weeks back

                                                    I have the best road system

                                                    • luxon4
                                                      luxon4  3 weeks back

                                                      watch this at 3x speed. thank me later

                                                      • Thomas P.
                                                        Thomas P.  3 weeks back

                                                        Well so here's the other part of trying to slow down drivers, cars keep getting faster so we're gonna have to try to find some kind of middle ground.

                                                        • Justus Whittington
                                                          Justus Whittington  3 weeks back

                                                          i don’t know if i agree, i live in rural virginia and in old town we have a lot of fatal accidents in parts of town with those low visibility, dodging around parked cars, areas. people get cocky once they know the terrain.

                                                          • Alice Moo
                                                            Alice Moo  3 weeks back

                                                            Well that was really fucking boring

                                                            • H x
                                                              H x  3 weeks back

                                                              The bottom one looks like a 30kph street, while the top one is a weird hybrid that's wide enough to be 100kph, but it's unmarked and has roadside parking like it was 50kph.

                                                              Also, the bottom one could be anywhere in the world, but the top one is just so painfully American. And I wouldn't want to live on that top road even if you gave me the house for free.

                                                              • Morahman7vnNo2
                                                                Morahman7vnNo2  3 weeks back

                                                                Just another benefit of living in an old neighborhood.

                                                                • DayITL
                                                                  DayITL  3 weeks back

                                                                  This was a really interesting video!

                                                                  • salazizzle
                                                                    salazizzle  3 weeks back

                                                                    tl;dr - make streets narrower

                                                                    • Richard Foran
                                                                      Richard Foran  4 weeks back

                                                                      Not sure i buy into this sub conscious baffle explanation. Drivers brains will react any which way. Just wait it out till self driving cars are standard then lets take into account space for wifi poles and other computerised systems which kewp these systems tip top and allow multiples poles etc for 5g and back ups in the event of systems down. So we need large roads in my humble option.

                                                                      More surface space gives pedestrians time to move out of the way in the event self driving cars lose control or are hacked. The new in fad in 2050. So much for droping rocks off freeways.

                                                                      • Aileen
                                                                        Aileen  4 weeks back

                                                                        The other thing wrong with wide roads is perspective; things further away look like they're moving slower. So driving 20 on a narrow road feels faster than 20 on a wide road simply because of the perceived speed of the objects surrounding the car. So people will drive faster on wider roads because they feel like they're going too slow.

                                                                        • Nic Diaz
                                                                          Nic Diaz  4 weeks back

                                                                          So the problem aren’t the roads, it’s the drivers driving too fast? Thanks for wasting 6:40 on a 2 second video

                                                                          • borgresearcher
                                                                            borgresearcher  4 weeks back

                                                                            though u might want to stop comparing america to the rest of the world, not everyone is trash

                                                                            • D.E.B. B
                                                                              D.E.B. B  4 weeks back

                                                                              As someone who has now been driving for 45 years, what I have seen is an increasing disregard for traffic laws and the safety of others. Pedestrians walk out into traffic more often, because they have been brought up in an era where children are taught that pedestrians always have the right of way, and just expect traffic to stop for them no matter what they do. 'City' style driving, without using directionals, has become more and more common as city dwellers move out to the suburbs due to higher prices in the urban areas.

                                                                              • hello hello
                                                                                hello hello  4 weeks back

                                                                                That's not a meme...

                                                                                • B S
                                                                                  B S  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Why not have speed bumbs to slow drivers down. It has worked very well here in sweden to slow drivers down.

                                                                                  • Sebastiaan Hoekstra
                                                                                    Sebastiaan Hoekstra  4 weeks back

                                                                                    Watching these cheddar videos makes me think about how stupid america is

                                                                                    • Asfand
                                                                                      Asfand  4 weeks back

                                                                                      for once I actually appreciate UK roads because they are so tiny and cramp

                                                                                      • Cameron Dietzel
                                                                                        Cameron Dietzel  4 weeks back

                                                                                        I live next to the proving ground

                                                                                        • Weißbrot Waigmann
                                                                                          Weißbrot Waigmann  4 weeks back

                                                                                          0:19 I have no idea what you are talking about, never seen a street like that in my life

                                                                                          • Fuert Neigt
                                                                                            Fuert Neigt  4 weeks back

                                                                                            If it is 20 mph, they can keep it wider but put on speed bumps, speed bumps destroy cars that speed over them to the tune of completely destroying the underside and suspension. If the cost of destroying a few cars to saving hundreds of lives, it is a small cost to pay .002 cents per person to break only a few thousand dollars in parts. But if the cost is too much and it saves very little to no lives, then it should not be done obviously. Government makes no distinction and will always do harm in order to benefit a few to none.

                                                                                            • bigwaverider
                                                                                              bigwaverider  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Paradise California Shrunk its streets from 4 lanes to two and blocked autos from accessing the bike and pedestrian lanes causing traffic jams when the residents were fleeing the fires. This caused many residents to die in their cars because they could not escape quickly enough.

                                                                                              • Charles Mayes
                                                                                                Charles Mayes  4 weeks back

                                                                                                They are called chicanes and some communities have already started installing them.

                                                                                                • KatyushaRockets
                                                                                                  KatyushaRockets  1 months back

                                                                                                  GOOD JOB NADER, you've doomed America