Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sun Glare While Driving - October 2012


The following relate to the dangers of sun glare while driving and traffic safety in general.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition).

 


Parents of kids delivering papers or fliers after dark, pls have them wear reflective or bright clothes. #pedsafety #roadsafety




RT @CitrinLaw: Halloween deadliest night for young children with high rates of child pedestrian fatalities. ow.ly/eLBxW


During low sun conditions, drivers, pls be extra careful, and pedestrians, pls be aware drivers may not see you. #sunglare #pedsafety


#Calgary Police: Driver may have not seen ped due to low sun at time of collision - bit.ly/XZnhQM #sunglare #roadsafety


#Torontohenge awesome to look at, except when you're driving. Drivers pls be careful in #Toronto tonight around 6:18 pm.


Is it just me, or do a disproportionate number of #sunglare related collisions involve drivers under 25? #roadsafety #trafficsafety


It's possible driver turned towards sun just prior to collision with peds - bit.ly/RinkWk#sunglare #roadsafety


Ok, so what are the safety implications of this bicycle? MT: “@BicyclingUpdate Munchkin-Hauling Electric Bikes sns.mx/wIvny0


@ReconGeni Looks pretty safe for the parent, shielded by her kids front and back lol.


Dear Ottawa drivers, that truck trying to get through traffic with lights and siren blaring is called an ambulance, pls act accordingly!!!!

Retweeted by Ralph Bouwmeester


#Sunglare + following too close > Monroe woman injured in three-car accident - #roadsafety


Keep your distance, esp during periods of #sunglare > Chain reaction crash sends three to hospital - bit.ly/Twfhlr#roadsafety


Two phys ed teachers hit by car in high school driveway. Police suspect #sunglare interfered with driver - bit.ly/RDwObR#roadsafety


Sun glare blamed in morning crash - nbcnews.to/R6aKrE#roadsafety


Blinding Crash Stops Traffic - bit.ly/RTqDTw#sunglare #roadsafety


If you suddenly can't see, you can't see > Driver Cited in Pedestrian Accident - bit.ly/RTpV8W#sunglare #roadsafety


Coroner: "clear evidence" low setting sun impacted driver's judgment before crash that killed boy - bit.ly/VQJ1j1#roadsafety


@SunPosition It seems like a no-win seasonal occurrence Sunglasses aren't the answer so please remind us best way to handle it


@lives2talk Anticipate! Sunglasses (polarized) are very important. Keep visor clear of clutter. Keep windshield clean. #roadsafety


Distraction blamed for fatal crash - bit.ly/OTpQnd#roadsafety


Setting sun may have played role in pedestrian being hit in #Calgary - bit.ly/OTpihb#sunglare #roadsafety


Equinox means more problems for commuters - bit.ly/VLbMxL#sunglare #roadsafety


Add #sunglare and you see zero. MT @SafeDriver: Driving in morning with dew across your windows is a "dew not". #roadsafety


Speeding traffic and glaring sun putting children’s lives in danger - bit.ly/SwUr92#Ballylinan #Ireland #sunglare #roadsafety


Seasonal sun position could make your drive to and from work dangerous - bit.ly/SzFpkm#roadsafety

Cheers, Ralph

Sun/Shade & Urban Development - October 2012


The following relate to urban development and urban design in general, specific projects, and sun/shade issues.  They were derived from our twitter feed (http://twitter.com/SunPosition or @SunPosition).


Tx for the mention. RT @vandenBoschA: City is out! bit.ly/JcUdOw Top stories today via @SunPosition @Hazey_AGC


RT @NewHomeBuyers: New tower on the way for Liberty Village -> bit.ly/PGRcgN#toronto #urban #development


High rise #London: 100 tower blocks set to be built across capital - bit.ly/SUrySa#urban #condo #development #UK


Hume: The sky’s the limit for #Toronto Residential Growth - bit.ly/RPzpAo#urban #development


#Toronto leads North American #high-rise construction - bit.ly/RimGYV#urban #development


Thx. RT @brad_tor74: The Toronto Condo Zeitung is out! bit.ly/IocL11 Top stories today via @condoloft @REMAXoa @SunPosition


#Toronto leads North American #high-rise construction - bit.ly/OYW6UJ#urban #condo #development


RT @shawnmicallef: Look @robert_ruggiero on the NIMBY scene RT @globetoronto: Leave us alone, Humbertown ... m.tmi.me/ygPKk




29-storey condo proposed for 81 Wellesley East: This artistic rendering, by Toronto’s Core Architects, depicts t... bit.ly/VayEYq

Retweeted by Ralph Bouwmeester


Hume: At Four Seasons one site fits all - bit.ly/RTqsrc#urban #condo #Toronto


Residents speak out about proposed high rise - bit.ly/RzqaUx#urban #condo #Edmonton


Minto is set to launch two condo tower projects in a busy fall season - bit.ly/SM92Q5#Ottawa #urban #development


RT @NewHomeBuyers: Roland Rom Colthoff takes us behind the scenes of @RAW_TO's winning design in Harmony Village ... m.tmi.me/xKI1F


PART 2: Welcome to #Ottawa's future - bit.ly/QEE0ah#urban #planning


#Ottawa: The good, the bad and the ugly - bit.ly/QEDRDN#urban #planning

Cheers, Ralph