Tales from the California Driver’s Manual
In preparing to take the laws exam as part of a misguided effort to drive in the State of California, I came across this particular gem on page 16.
Allow older pedestrians more time to cross the street. They are more likely to die as a result of a crash than younger pedestrians.
So, to be clear, if a younger pedestrian takes too long, don’t feel bad about crashing into them… they can take it.
Some other qualities items include:
- Never make a U-turn when other vehicles may hit you.
- Do not shoot firearms on a highway or at traffic signs.
I am most dubious about this one.
The force of a 60 mph crash isn’t just twice as great as a 30 mph crash, it’s four times as great!
Now, I admit I’m no physicist, but I know that force = mass x acceleration. Now, the mass in this situation is constant… so did it really take four times as much acceleration?! Can anyone fill me in?