if they choose to go directly to the victim via the accident path, then it is heading straight into the traffic jam. you get it?
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think the TS has brought up a very important topic for discussion here.
And he is trying to think of the box to see if there is a better way of doing things, not necessary by the rule, by the book or by whatever shxx, to see if we could save lives.
this is good thinking and the relevant authorities should seriously consider alternative methods during such situation, in order to get to the casualties AFAP.
honestly... the fault appears not to lie with the government... but rather the citizens who have to learn to give way to accident vehicles. even if all the traffic were at a stand-still, there are ways to move out of the way, as i've seen during the Youth Olympics. major accidents along the PIE on one rainy morning. all vehicles moved to the side to allow the police and ambulances to move through.
Where Bears Roam Free: YOG Bus Accident - 2 different versions
haven't seen that since.
i've also been in accidents myself and to be frank, everyone just slows down and gawk. but they would rather move on than to allow the ambulance to reach the victims... as seen in my last accident when the traffic police officer was scolded by a busybody on a bike who arrived 10 minutes after the crash to tell the officer that he's a witness (my arse). and when the ambulance arrived to send me to the hospital, no one wanted to let it through. the driver forced his way through by cutting in front of other cars.
so there. you have the typical Singaporean road user.
Stop Thinking Outside the Box - Dan Pallotta - Harvard Business Review
The exhortation to think outside the box has become ubiquitous in business. So much so that it has become the new box inside of which everyone thinks. It pays lip service to the notion of transformation without really understanding the difference between transformation and change, and often without tolerance for the real thinking that must occur for an idea to be truly outside the existing paradigm.
But worse than that, the advice is backwards. You cannot possibly think outside the box unless you understand the nature of the box that bounds your current thinking. You must come to know that nature deeply. You must have real insight into it. You must accept it, and embrace it at some level, before it will ever release you.
Since we like talking about helis, look at Israel's AirMule.
Granted it's still a prototype and probably cost a gazillion dollars each.
Last edited by d2xpeter; 30th April 2013 at 11:35 PM.
all the cats are piling in !