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#1 2019-04-13 07:39:47

MichaelBluejay
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Govt. says wearing white to increase visibility is a MYTH!

In the "WTF?!" department, the government of Clark County, Nevada offers a list of traffic "myths":

• "MYTH:  Crashes occur with a greater frequency as the speed limit is increased."

• "MYTH:  Marking crosswalks with lines and signs will improve safety."

• "MYTH:  Wearing white at night makes you more visible to drivers."

Huh.

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/administra … ks2013.pdf

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#2 2019-04-13 13:56:15

dougmc
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Re: Govt. says wearing white to increase visibility is a MYTH!

Myth: If a traffic sign is posted, then almost all drivers will obey the sign.

Who believes this "myth"?  Anybody?

These people seem quite adept at building strawmen and tearing them down.

That said, they did get one right --

Myth: Parking on the street is a driver’s right.

Definitely a popular view and yet not correct.

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#3 2019-04-14 10:57:15

MichaelBluejay
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Re: Govt. says wearing white to increase visibility is a MYTH!

Yeah, some of them aren't myths because they're actually true, and others aren't myths because nobody believes them anyway.  But yes, they did get one right.

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