Happy New Year to one and all, and welcome back once again to the blog of James K Glaspy, the author of the textbook Driver's Safety, produced to help all drivers safely navigate their way on everyday road trips in all weather conditions and on all road conditions. In this post I will discuss the Non Residential Areas Conditions and Speed Suggestions mentioned in the text.
Covered from pages twenty nine to forty one this section includes suggestions to consider when traveling on main highways and thoroughfares between cities and on multi lane roadways with few entrance and exit points. This is the first of the three different zones mentioned in the book and includes suggested speeds for drivers to observe as the road surface and weather conditions change in this zone.
Mentioned on page twenty under the heading Definitions, a short description of each zone is included to help drivers identify these different areas. Beginning firstly with day dry conditions for cars and four wheel drives, this chapter includes speed suggestions for the driver to observe when traveling on wide straight smooth highways in fine warm clear daylight weather conditions in Non Residential zones
Following on from this paragraph are other suggestions for the driver to observe when the same road with the same signposted speeds quickly narrows and begins winding, and where evasive action by the driver is urgently required to maintain absolute safety within the vehicle.
The text then mentions suggestions for the driver to consider in situations where the sealed surface of the road suddenly changes to unsealed gravel, while the signposted speeds remain the same as before or are unchanged, and where the road now narrows further and includes sharper corners and a less even and less level surface.
The next paragraph covers roads in the same zone with dirt surfaces and with the same signposted limits, and includes suggestions for the driver to follow as the way ahead deteriorates further and becomes more hazardous.
Following this the text then includes night dry conditions for cars and four wheel drives in the same zone and again meticulously goes through each of the different surface conditions of the road while traveling at night in the dark.
The next chapter covers day wet conditions for cars and four wheel drives in the same zone and includes suggestions for the driver to observe in each different road condition while traveling in the rain. The wet weather conditions are then divided into the three different types of rain including light medium and heavy.
Night dry conditions are then covered, followed by night wet conditions in the next chapter all while still in the same non residential zone. The following chapters then cover similar points for truck and bus drivers, and then again for motorcycle and sidecar riders. This completes the non residential zone section of the text and ensures all drivers can now more safely negotiate all main highways and multi lane roadways in all weather and on all road conditions.
The author and publisher of Driver's Safety cannot be held liable for any personal harm or injury, property damage, economic loss, emotional distress or other detriments arising during or as a result of adherence to the suggestions mentioned here and therein. The reader utilizes the suggestions at their own risk and is under no implied or express obligation to adhere to the views expressed by the author. Driver's Safety and the suggestions within it cannot, therefore, be used as an excuse for failing to avoid an accident, and it cannot be used by any individual to excuse or blame a driver for negligence in the event of a collision. The reader uses the text at their own risk, and are entirely personally liable for any detrimental consequences resulting from their actions.
Thanks for reading, see you next post.
James K Glaspy
Author of Driver's Safety: Danger Spot and Speed Manual
Timothy G Albiez