Dave Petley is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull in the United Kingdom. His blog provides commentary and analysis of landslide events occurring worldwide, including the landslides themselves, latest research, and conferences and meetings.
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LOL. I hope they breathalysed him! How on earth could you not see that?
I do a lot of (motorcycle) riding up in that area (Tenn / North Car. / North Georgia) and the one thing that's always going through my mind is "Be ready to stop at any time."
Maybe if you drove the same road every single day and knew it so well that you could more or less turn your brain off while driving. Not an excuse, but maybe part of an explanation.