Skip to comments.Adjustments of Speed and Path when Avoiding Collisions with Another Pedestrian
Posted on 03/05/2014 9:30:58 AM PST by Paul46360
"When walking in open space, collision avoidance with other pedestrians is a process that successfully takes place many times."
(Excerpt) Read more at plosone.org ...
I remember this one from high school.... Fond memories, you’d get eight or nine of these a******s walking down the hall abreast in one direction and you’d try to squeeze as tight to the wall as you could and that still wasn’t tight enough. By my junior year in high school I’d stopped tolerating it and decided that at least one of the eight or nine was going to either get hurt or seriously shamed and embarrassed in front of his friends. That did have the effect of putting a stop to it.
Sounds like someone needs to take a out a patent on this and start suing infringers.
This takes place when you have civilized humans. Have you experienced the phenomenon of a “minority group member” walking into your space and expecting you to move?
The study is faulty if it doesn’t take into consideration people who think they are superior.
I don’t move.
I don't care what they look like or what ethnic persuasion they claim. If it is reasonable to step aside I'll do so, and usually acknowledge the presence of the other individual with a look, a nod, an "excuse me" or a greeting. If they have an easy course change available to them, I'll stay put. But if certain types of individual are involved I'll go into defensive alert status, to avoid becoming the latest "knockout' victim.
Money was used to fund this crap of a “study”? Who in the world needs this bloviated information?
(I guess the free-fall of the Republic continues at a hastening pace.)
It gets worse when you’re dealing with an 80 year-old pushing a shopping cart through the Harris Teeter the day before a snow storm...
In America, the instinct among the polite is to move to the right to avoid collision. But I wonder if this is also true in England.
My question exactly. Do pedestrians tend to walk on the same side of the sidewalk as the side of the road they drive on? Inquiring minds jus' gotta know!