Truck rear-ends car on I-270; woman, 62, killed

Sep 3, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Columbus Dispatch

A Pickerington woman died yesterday afternoon when a truck rear-ended her car on I-270 on the East Side.

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sorry for you loss

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Sep 3, 2011
 
My condolences to the family and friends of Bonnie Glandon.
It amazes me this tragedy is not repeated daily on I-270 south-bound between Hamilton Road and the Route 33 East exit. Traffic comes to a halt and backs up onto the freeway. The I-270 to I-70 East is especially dangerous with cars stopped and traffic whizzing by on either side, only a couple feet away. The Main Street East exit is worse, often affected by the backup from I-70, it has a pair of merges that require your full attention to negotiate safely.
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My condolences to the family and friends of Bonnie Glandon.
It amazes me this tragedy is not repeated daily on I-270 south-bound between Hamilton Road and the Route 33 East exit. Traffic comes to a halt and backs up onto the freeway. The I-270 to I-70 East is especially dangerous with cars stopped and traffic whizzing by on either side, only a couple feet away. The Main Street East exit is worse, often affected by the backup from I-70, it has a pair of merges that require your full attention to negotiate safely.
If the state was creative, they would go to virtual speed limits for dangerous areas like this. 55 at peak times, with big flashing message boards, and 65 all other times. That's the way they do things in Europe.

But the state isn't so customer friendly. They will ultimately torture us with reducing the speed to 55 24/7, including the express lanes.
Jerking off to Jesus

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That's a good waste of a car
ssstuttering KKKevin

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Sep 3, 2011
 
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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If the state was creative, they would go to virtual speed limits for dangerous areas like this. 55 at peak times, with big flashing message boards, and 65 all other times. That's the way they do things in Europe.
But the state isn't so customer friendly. They will ultimately torture us with reducing the speed to 55 24/7, including the express lanes.
Speed only exacerbates the problems of inattentive drivers, over-crowded roads and poor design. Slowing people down won't solve the problems inherent in the Eastside I-270 interchanges.
Buckeye Betty

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Big Johnson wrote:
I bet that was a bloody mess.
You have to be a pathetic person to post that message. Pathetic and uncaring about the family and friends of this beautiful woman. How sad you are.
Buckeye Betty

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Jerking off to Jesus wrote:
That's a good waste of a car
Again another pathetic person. This was the loss of a vibrant, caring woman lost to us. A wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, great friend and caring minister. But I'm sure you wouldn't care as long as you got your two cents in print.
Enzyte Bob

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Speed only exacerbates the problems of inattentive drivers, over-crowded roads and poor design. Slowing people down won't solve the problems inherent in the Eastside I-270 interchanges.
That area flows okay except between about 3 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. A virtual speed limit wouldn't solve all the problems, but it would help. With sensors, computers and LED signs, we have the technology to do virtual speed limits.

Trouble is, some genius at ODOT will decide the solution is to reduce the speed limit to 55 all hours of the day, rather than just the 15 hours where congestion is a problem.
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Enzyte Bob wrote:
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That area flows okay except between about 3 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. A virtual speed limit wouldn't solve all the problems, but it would help. With sensors, computers and LED signs, we have the technology to do virtual speed limits.
Trouble is, some genius at ODOT will decide the solution is to reduce the speed limit to 55 all hours of the day, rather than just the 15 hours where congestion is a problem.
Actually a higher speed limit has the potential to relieve congestion, but only if drivers are paying attention instead of munching bagels and sexting. If cars traverse a five mile section of road at 75 mph instead of 60, they will spend four minutes on it instead of five. So you still have the same number of cars on the same amount of highway, but any one car will spend 20% less time on it. So at any one time, on average there will be 20% fewer cars.

If people would even just do the speed limit and follow the most basic rule of the road -- KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS -- we probably wouldn't need any new freeway construction.
Enzyte Bob

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Actually a higher speed limit has the potential to relieve congestion, but only if drivers are paying attention instead of munching bagels and sexting. If cars traverse a five mile section of road at 75 mph instead of 60, they will spend four minutes on it instead of five. So you still have the same number of cars on the same amount of highway, but any one car will spend 20% less time on it. So at any one time, on average there will be 20% fewer cars.
If people would even just do the speed limit and follow the most basic rule of the road -- KEEP RIGHT EXCEPT TO PASS -- we probably wouldn't need any new freeway construction.
Agreed, but there has been a massive failure in drivers education land. Someone, somewhere has been teaching people that the right lane is the one intended to be kept open. When people enter freeways they immediately move to the center or left lane for fear of blocking the right lane. Can you believe that? Where is the sniper when you need him?
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Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Agreed, but there has been a massive failure in drivers education land. Someone, somewhere has been teaching people that the right lane is the one intended to be kept open. When people enter freeways they immediately move to the center or left lane for fear of blocking the right lane. Can you believe that? Where is the sniper when you need him?
I ususlly move to the center lane because you never know how abruptly the right lane is going to end. If everyone else is in that damned big of a hurry, they still have the left lane to go around my turtle-slow (65-70 mph) ass.
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Enzyte Bob wrote:
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That area flows okay except between about 3 pm and 6 pm on weekdays. A virtual speed limit wouldn't solve all the problems, but it would help. With sensors, computers and LED signs, we have the technology to do virtual speed limits.
Trouble is, some genius at ODOT will decide the solution is to reduce the speed limit to 55 all hours of the day, rather than just the 15 hours where congestion is a problem.
Permanent signs are cheaper and there'd be no question about whether an accident like this occurred during lower speed limit hours or not. It still comes back to this being a badly designed section of freeway with lines of cars stopped on the freeway and traffic whizzing past only a few feet away.
Guess your speed

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Sep 5, 2011
 
fly over ramps would solve the problem. But that would require a manual change at ODOT.

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