Post by DontDentMyCar on Nov 24, 2015 22:55:59 GMT -5
Hope everyone has a good Thanksgiving this year, for those who participate.
For us US citizens, it's a family day where, if you're lucky you travel home to visit grandma and pa, and eat a really big meal, usually centered around a roasted turkey.
When I was young I used to serve Thanksgiving dinner to those in need. We, our family catering business, served up to 8000 people every year in a coliseum arena type space. I was impressed that despite all those people, they all embraced each other in that family spirit of kindness and appreciation. I still remember one old guy giving me a nickel as a tip, and a big thank you smile.
When it comes to road safety, everyone, pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers, are part of a worldwide community.
Project Road Rush celebrates dash cam entrepreneurs and others, who take the time to illuminate the dangers of the road, and through their relentless efforts bring about awareness and change.
Of our many discussions and topics include:
-Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
-Vehicular and Road Design
-Police, EMS, Ambulance, Fire
-People behaving badly
-Dept of Transportation Issues
-Other channels that deal with public safety including messages to children, teens and parents.
Join our community and get involved in defining a better future. Just register and join the conversation... it's that easy!
We do not track, email, or hound our members. The contribution is the conversation.
WhatCountsNow.org is PRR's Parent Organization:
KnowTheFundamentals is our sister organization: Lets find ways to teach our children to integrate safety into everyday life, to have a life without trauma.
PRR appreciates the efforts of SafeKids initiatives:
Be a Pro on the Road
PRR Tips to help you become a Driving Pro.
1) Don't wobble in a lane or hug a line, keep centered and steady. Being a predictable driver will save you from a collision.
2) Don't accelerate or decelerate quickly, smooth transitions help everyone including passengers.
3) Stay back from pedestrian crosswalks. It helps other motorists see the pedestrians, i.e. stop at that stop line.
4) Check around the pillars of your vehicle when turning. You might think it's clear only to be surprised by a pedestrian 'hidiing' behind your pillar.
5) When turning a corner, don't cut the on-coming lane. Imagine a quarter circle and make that your path. Being a pro means you don't need to correct your position after the turn to center yourself in the lane.
6) Always use your turn signal whenever changing out of your lane, and give that signal at least a second or two to alert others before actually turning. Too often people think that the signal isn't necessary. Those people should stop thinking what others need from them. Others, whether peds, bicyclists or other vehicles need to see what you are about to do to save themselves from a collision... so use that signal.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Pro Tips:
1) Walking or riding? Well look both ways even if you have a light. Do you really trust your life to a stranger and whatever condition or distraction they are dealing with? Don't assume they see the light or stop sign. After all, they have an entire vehicle to protect them, you don't.
2) Don't step off a curb without looking. Busses and electric vehicles (bicycles too) do not warn people of their approach with sound as there is very little sound generated by their movement or engines.
3) Practice good habits so that if you're ever distracted you'll more likely employ the good habit at the critical time you need it, to save your life.
4) It's called a crosswalk because you should always walk. If you're riding and want to use a crosswalk, dismount and walk. Walking gives drivers the chance to see you and stop if necessary. Darting across eliminates this important buffer.
5) Setting good examples will show children how to behave near a road, and in effect you will be saving their lives... so be a hero and save lives through your example!