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Rooks Forgenal
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Question setup (actual events)

You are driving in heavy traffic in the right-most lane. Though the traffic is heavy, you are driving at 65mph. There is about three seconds distance between you and the van in front. The van swirves suddenly, leaving the highway lane and enters the emergency lane. You see the person has avoided road debris. It is a medium sized faded blue dufflebag. There is a car behind (tailgating) and a car in the lane to your left.

Do you try to follow the van risking the possibility of hitting the dufflebag with your tires?
Do you slam on the brakes?
Do you strike the object at current speed?
What do you do?

How about if you knew that hitting it would cause $250.00 in damages?
Bear Bibeault
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Why, hit the "A" button of course...

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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What kind of car?

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Mike Simmons
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:African or European car?

marc weber

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No way to predict. Can we simulate this?

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Vikas Kapoor
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Who's going to be behind the wheel?
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