Vehicles are operated by a power system, while pedestrians locomote bio-mechanically.
What about human powered machines? Pedal Power or push power.
The problem with collisions is speed and it’s the difference between.
the Pedestrian is the most vulnerable to being knocked over and one’s ability to survive a strike depends on physics.
What force you are struck with? (velocity object weight plus speed)
where it hits you – below your centre of gravity or above
and how tall you are – trajectory.
Now the sidewalks are going to be crowded with people in motorized scooters that are not deemed vehicles like Motorcycles and Motor Scooters – but not pedal or moped cyclists.
Meanwhiles, the car industry is getting smaller to bypass the car pollution and congestion.
Vehicle sizes and differences in types being the other common factor of fatalities.
So having personal transports of one size or speed fixed types on one roadway with larger and commercial on others…..
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there was no obvious funny commentary… so I kinda trailed off when I was adding the images.
go big or go home, eh? pandas on planes or humans walking?
Water and Air Scare Pic – things you think about when you go for a walk, eh?