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Old 07-21-2008, 01:00 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Equation, there are a few issues to consider when swerving to avoid an accident.
1. You risk a head-on collision.
2. Your liability goes up. I had a friend who swereved to miss the car that cut him off and hit a lamp post, and was liable for the repairs to the lamp post.

Still it should be obvious that your reaction time remains constant but you will cover more ground if you go faster. So at a faster rate of speed your margin of safety is reduced regardless of when the deer jumps out in front of you.

The number of people who can slow down is a billion times more than the number of people who can be taught to drive better.
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