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If they had to, why couldn't they use a simple warning beep or something. Imagine how downtown is going to sound. The entire city will echo with "PEDESTRIANS, BUS IS TURNING". A simple directional beep would have worked just as well IMO.
Las Vegas has the Ramp beep go off with Right Turns.This is sound like a waste of money, I get the safety aspect, and have respect for those who were killed, but its not a regular occurrence, and this wont solve anything. It will still be up to the driver to exercise their good judgment, just like they do everyday.
Here's my feedback for firstname.lastname@example.org --I think the problem with this new system is that the message doesn't get out until the bus is already most of the way through the turn. Looking at the YouTube video, you have only about 2 seconds between when the woman says "turning" the first time and when the bus would have run you over.I personally don't think such a system is necessary; but if you want to test something out, why not just test out a system that simply beeps repeatedly (similar to a back-up beep). That gets the message out more quickly and clearly. Much less cognitive awareness is required to understand a horn honking, bell ringing, or a beep than it is to listen to this woman giving a long winded speech about what has already happened.... but again, I don't believe such a system is really necessary.
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