Original title: Death junction, Mona life is joking!
Recently, a serious car accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 93 near the Dolan Springs, Arizona, and Pierce Ferry Road, a self-owned 9 Chinese citizens. Driving illegally at the intersection, was hit by a truck in the north, causing one Chinese citizen to die, four seriously injured and four slightly injured.
This is the third accident involving my citizens at the intersection since 2016. In July 2016, the self-driving car carrying four Chinese tourists did not follow the rules when they left at the intersection. They were hit by a bus that was driving northward, and four people were killed on the spot. In March 2018, the vans of seven Chinese tourists stopped at the intersection and did not follow the rules. They were hit by trucks in the north, causing 2 deaths and 5 injuries to Chinese tourists.
From Las Vegas (the Consulate-General of San Francisco) to the Skywalk (Glass Trestle) on the western edge of the Grand Canyon National Park (the Consulate-General in Los Angeles), in Dolan Springs Turn left nearby, cross the northbound lane of Highway 93, and take the Pierce Ferry Highway. At the intersection, the left turn road has a white solid line, the right side has a STOP (parking line) sign, and the north side lane has no STOP mark. According to the traffic regulations, the northbound vehicles have priority access rights under any circumstances. The left-turning vehicles must wait here for parking, and let the northbound straight-forward vehicles pass. Analyze the causes of the accidents at the intersection, mainly:
First, the driver drives the vehicle in violation of the rules. The driver or neglected the road and roadside traffic signs, did not stop waiting according to the regulations; or misunderstood the meaning of the STOP logo, thinking that first-come first-served; or misjudge the other car speed, the heart is lucky, rushed through.
The second is to judge the time required for the self-driving car to pass through the intersection. The intersection is wide. After the vehicle stops, it takes a certain time for the vehicle to start and accelerate. The vehicle with more passengers is longer than the vehicle body, and the starting acceleration is slower. It takes longer to drive through the intersection.
The third is to make a mistake in the safety distance and time of the northbound vehicle. There are fewer vehicles on Highway 93, and there is a flat line near Dolan Springs. Many vehicles are more than 65 miles speed limit. The actual speed of the northbound vehicle may be much faster than the visual inspection, and the time to reach the intersection is much shorter than the estimate.
The Consulate General in Los Angeles reminds Chinese citizens, especially self-driving tourists and international students. Las Vegas is only 2 hours drive from the Grand Canyon Glass Trestle. The round-trip time is sufficient on the day. In order to hurry and grab time, take risks and be especially careful at the intersection:
First, rent a vehicle, especially when renting a van with more people, be sure to understand and be familiar with the length of the vehicle body. The performances of starting, speeding, and braking are different from those of ordinary small cars.
Second, understand and abide by the local regulations, especially the meaning of traffic signs. At the intersection and similar intersections, pay attention to deceleration in advance, be sure to stop the vehicle completely, wait patiently, and make sure that the main road vehicles are allowed to go. .
Third, it is necessary to determine whether there is sufficient safe passage time according to the distance and speed of the main road and the condition of the vehicle, and only pass when it is confirmed that it is safe enough. Otherwise, I would rather continue to park and wait, and don’t rush to rush because of the urging of others.
In addition, the Pierce Ferry Road is a two-way, non-isolated county-level road with general road conditions, narrow shoulders, rugged bends, and frequent traffic accidents.