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January, 20th 2012 9:55:38 / by Katrin Scheikl

The good, the bad and the ugly on intersections

Traffic can be a nightmare – especially in big cities. A visual arts student filmed a 3-way intersection in NYC to show why 74 per cent of accidents happen in intersections: pedestrians jaywalking, cyclists running red lights, and motorists plowing through crosswalks.

But there are other places in this world where traffic is even less organized and looks more dangerous but still works – for example in India. Every one who owns a vehicle, whether a two wheeler, 3 wheeler or four wheeler has just learnt to manover the vehicle on the road, not in respect to the rules but in respect to the movement of other vehicles around.

Some European countries have adopted this form of traffic regulation, to minimise fatal accidents within city limits. It’s called “Shared Space”.

Sources: Gawker, blog.ronconcocacola.com, planetsave.com

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World Identity Lab Editor. Born 1985 in Graz, Austria. Journalism and Organisational Communications at the Universitiy of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum, Graz. Various projects. Working for moodley since May 2011.

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