At 60 MPH (5-10 miles slower than interstate speed limit) you travel at approximately 26 meters per second, that is roughly 88 feet, at 30 MPH that's still 44 feet, and at 15 MPH that's 22 feet. Police often are directing traffic 5 to 10 feet away from vehicles, if you're not paying attention to where the police office is because you're looking at the road to avoid the bright lights, not paying attention to your surroundings, how is that safer? I would also argue that you are blinded for longer when driving slower, or not paying attention to your surroundings.<quoted text>
Well, I would assume if you see it, you make the proper maneuver to slow down or move over/slow down (whatever the situation dictates) from let's say 1-2 miles away. The next step is to NOT look directly at the blue lights, focus on the road which means you cannot be nosy and see what's going on for once.(Yes, about 90% of you I bet try to get a glimpse of what's happening instead of focusing on the road).
Let's be serious and excuse me cause I haven't been through Doswell in few years now, but with all the traffic that passes through safely on that day with those blue lights, how come only 1 person hit the officer? Why didn't anyone else have that problem?
Like I said before, I don't see how the blue lights can affect someone's driving if you obey traffic laws, don't try to do 100 different things while driving, and mind you own business. I've driven by plenty of blue lights and never have an issue with how bright they are.
I know that I look down and at the white line when I'm blinded.