Scenario: Evading a Collision
You and your loved ones are taking a weekend afternoon drive up through the mountains. There’s not a building in sight for miles, and the road is a wide-open twolane blacktop. The weather is gorgeous; you’ve got the windows down and the radio up, and everything is serene. An 18 -wheel tractor trailer crests the horizon coming toward you in the opposite lane.
Normally not a big deal, as this road is often used by long-haul truckers to dodge interstate traf fic. But as the two of you get closer and closer, each going a few miles above the posted speed limit, the truck swerves into your lane and is now heading directly for you. Stopping would be useless, and you can’t trade lanes with the truck as there’s already more traf fic coming toward you on that side as well. The roadside is a soft shoulder of dirt, gravel, and overgrown weeds. But it beats a head-on collision.