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UK safety app keeping lorries on the right side of cyclists

rh587

Funny, UPS optimised their routes in the US to favour right-hand turns on the basis they suffer fewer mid-junction T-boning accidents as they would never cross the path of oncoming traffic (or at least minimise such maneuvres). Also, such routes tended to be a bit quicker as you would not be waiting for gaps in traffic to make your turn, which saves fuel and driver hours.

I imagine in the UK they have their mapping software optimised to do the local equivalent - favour left hand turns. Somehow doubt they'll be breaking their software to now do the exact opposite and favour the inefficient routes they've been busy optimising out!

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