And that's the reason I usually add "If you come to a <landmark>, you've gone too far" when giving directions like that :)
Bitter, bitter experience
13 posts • joined 2 Jul 2012
In Ireland - Qualifications from First-Aid to Paramedic are administered by ... wait for it :
the Pre Hostpital Emergency Care Council
Workplaces have one or many First Aid Responders on a "First Aid Response Team"
The handbook given out during the training is a First Aid Responders Manual
In my workplace are over 40, so are considered old FARTS, handed the FARM and certified by PHECC
Seemingly, there are many more fun acronyms that managed to get past the mandarins in the Department of Health ....
In Ireland and the UK (and presumably other European countries ?) - the guidance given to emergency services / blue-light response teams on major roads (with vehicles travelling at speed) is to park at an angle to traffic - not "in lane"
This was after a considerable number of expensive UK motorway police cars (big Volvos / BMW estates etc) being written off by drivers ploughing into the rear of them while they were stopped, lights flashing etc - but in line with traffic.
It's to do with the "looming" effect - that we perceive something as moving when it's not (or not moving when it is) - if it doesn't seem to change shape as we approach it .. the visual cues that the vehicle was stopped may only have appeared at the last moment.
The back end of a fire-truck with lights flashing is something we see moving more often than not - and they're big enough that while we see them, we think they're moving if they're in line with the lane and our approach - right until about 2 seconds out at 65mph when we exclaim "oh bugger!" - On the flipside - if we see the broadside of a truck / diagonally parked in the lane - we slow the hell down - as it's even bigger, and obviously going nowhere !
On Apple.com the price is $1,199.00
On Apple.com/uk the price is £1,199.00
on XE.com the current conversion rate says it should be £941.21
Isn't the US price pre-sales tax and the UK incVAT ? ... at which point they're broadly the same?
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