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Started by DesEsseintes on Sep 13, 2021 3:59:15 PM
Speeding scientist caught doing 70mph on A41

Sciencey people or arty people - who are the worst drivers?

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19574225.speedin
g-scientist-caught-70mph-a41/

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sympforthedevil - 13 Sep 2021 17:01:01 (#1 of 19)

Was he in a car or was he a professor of bionics?

TheFLUFFIESTKittenEvah - 13 Sep 2021 17:16:33 (#2 of 19)

This site claims the Bicester-Abingdon trek can be done in as little as 23 minutes. I dunno why he says he'd have to get up at 4AM?





https://www.rome2rio.com/s/Bicester/Abingdon

NightInTGeorgia - 13 Sep 2021 17:17:20 (#3 of 19)

Isn't that road mentioned in the Dad's Army song?

NightInTGeorgia - 13 Sep 2021 17:18:13 (#4 of 19)

Oh no, it's the 8:21. Which I assume is a train.

Dayraven - 13 Sep 2021 17:23:02 (#5 of 19)

Now they’ve accurately measured his speed, they have no idea of his location.

AdonisBlue - 13 Sep 2021 17:24:23 (#6 of 19)

I'm an ex sciencey person and like the offender have a Kia C'eed but try not to speed. I don't think the good/bad driver split is down to science/arts, men/women or old/young.

But there are certain makes of car far more likely to be driven aggressively and badly. Audis top the charts having pushed long time number 1 holders BMWs off the top. Last time I said that on here a lot of posters objected so I guess we have a few Audi/BMW drivers in here.

bossab2 - 13 Sep 2021 17:25:24 (#7 of 19)

Now they’ve accurately measured his speed, they have no idea of his location.

:-)

SinnerBoy - 13 Sep 2021 19:37:43 (#8 of 19)

They missed a trick with the headline, they coul have had:

Boffin Blasts Down Bypass!

virgil5 - 13 Sep 2021 20:39:43 (#9 of 19)

70 is "speeding"?

TheFLUFFIESTKittenEvah - 13 Sep 2021 20:00:25 (#10 of 19)

In a 40 mph zone, yeah.

Arjuna - 13 Sep 2021 21:19:34 (#11 of 19)

its all relative

Turtle - 13 Sep 2021 21:21:07 (#12 of 19)

True story. Many years ago I attended a colloquium talk. It was by a philosopher, but about Einstein's relativity, to an audience of mathematicians. So he had to explain that if you drive a car at a speed close to the speed of light, your personal clock goes slower than earth clocks, etc. Then, two days later I spotted him being pulled over by cops for speeding. I am still wondering if he was just testing those theories and got a little carried away.

TheFLUFFIESTKittenEvah - 13 Sep 2021 22:13:19 (#13 of 19)

What I love is how, for the traveler at close to the speed of light, the distance to the objective actually shrinks.

Ebadlun - 14 Sep 2021 00:03:55 (#14 of 19)

It's basically instantaneous from the photon's point of view, isn't it?

Ebadlun - 14 Sep 2021 00:05:24 (#15 of 19)

I drove an Audi for years, and killed very few people, and always gave them fair warning, so I think it's a bit of a stereotype.

virgil5 - 14 Sep 2021 00:10:21 (#16 of 19)

Tbf your wife was driving most of that time.

barkis - 14 Sep 2021 00:16:12 (#17 of 19)

When I was learning to drive in the 90s one of the instructors said BMW drivers are all bastards.

TheFLUFFIESTKittenEvah - 13 Sep 2021 23:21:11 (#18 of 19)

It's basically instantaneous from the photon's point of view, isn't it?

According to these people, yes:

https://phys.org/news/2014-05-does-light-experience-time.html

virgil5 - 14 Sep 2021 00:25:11 (#19 of 19)

70 is the new 40

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