RE: RE: Sorley Green Cross by John Graham - written 06/07/2010 13:18:12
Thank you, but I think we're getting this a bit out of proportion. All I'm trying to do is to avoid a car crash with a risk of death - I wouldn't fly England flags just for that.

I await a scientific response - perhaps from a statistician, an actuary or an expert in mathematical modelling. Incidentally, the screen with which one is presented if one wishes to reply to posts here is a little confusing. Could the techies have a look at it/

John Graham

M Hembrough wrote (04/07/2010 11:03:30):

Whilst professing no expertise on the subject I think low speed is best. That way anyone pulling out of the junction at least has the chance of seeing your approach and taking avoiding action and the consequences of a collision may be less severe. The trick I think is to be highly visible. I would recommend an orange or yellow car adorned with an England flag or two.

John Graham wrote (26/06/2010 09:47:47):

I am looking for expert opinion as to whether, when driving southwards or northwards over Sorley Green Cross, one should aim to do it at a high or a low speed.

A car travelling fast obviously presents less of a target and so is less likely to be hit by east-west crossers. But a car travelling slowly, if its way is blocked by an east-west crosser, may be able to brake in time.

Can anyone offer a scientific calculation showing which is the safer option?

John Graham