16-05-2012, 12:03 AM
Join Date: Jun 2004
As I have posted in another thread....
If you have taken the advanced courses before or even tracked before, main points as to drive defensively is to have situation awareness and to have risks perception. How to do that, it's by looking. And via this looking and understanding things, you can form what could likely happen ahead in time.
You can move off like a grandma on a bicycle and still get hit, should the Ferarri arrive 1 second later. The taxi with the cam would have gotten hit if the Ferarri was 1 second slower. That cab with the Jap tourist would not be hit.
To be driving in the early morning (I have done many times before), i'd know that there would be drunk drivers. So my eyes are peeled for funny movements of other cars etc.... You have to be ready way beforehand.
There is no way to be situation aware in this case, no risks can be perceived coz it's too fast. At about 50 metres per second the car would still be at the Illuma bridge 3 seconds before. My experience all this years is that even at 100kph, things happen very fast for us to think.
In theory, it already takes an avg of about 0.8 seconds total time inclusive of human reaction time to the time whereby your leg slams on the brake padel. At ~ 50 metres per second, one just stands no chance.
@ 60kph, way different story
I totally agree with you.
I once again used Google maps and based on my previous calculation posting earlier
. Assuming that the Ferrari travels at my calculation of 51.7322m/s, therefore from the following photos, 1 sec before the impact the Ferrari should be near the famous crowdy pedestrian crossing between the Bugis Street and Bugis Juction Shopping Mall (it is already so difficult to see the vehicles clearly at this spot).
However one will notice that it took 4.2s for the Taxi moving off from stationary to being hit. That is a distance of 217.27524m, which is right outside Iluma and there will be impossible to see from that junction where they are all standing still...