Health & Safety

April 13, 2012

How much is your time worth?

by Capt. Greg Schaeffer
Air Force Flight Test Center Flight Safety

Team Edwards, how much is your time worth?

A recent rise in speed related near-misses reported on Rosamond Blvd. has generated the following analysis from the Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office.

A near-miss is defined as someone going over the posted speed limit, changes lanes abruptly without signaling, or “cuts off” someone in the opposite lane, especially near the West Gate.

The route is Rosamond Blvd., which is from the base perimeter to Building 1.

Assuming two minutes at the gate; your delay of course may vary.

At the posted speed limits, it will take 17 minutes 25 seconds. If you, like many on the base, apply the 5-mph-over philosophy, the route will take 16 minutes 8 seconds.

For those that apply the plus-five philosophy, the 95th Security Force Squadron may graciously provide you a speeding ticket for the 1 minute and 17 second savings.

Finally, the reality of arriving a little over a minute earlier than a compliant co-worker is certainly not worth the potential cost in fines or the higher potential for a mishap.

Bottom line, drive the limit, avoid the fine and arrive alive!




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs July 2, 2015

Freedom Fest Freedom Fest is 4:30-9:30 p.m., July 4 at Wings and Roberts Fields. Event highlights include fireworks, Euro Bungee, 25-foot tidal wave water slide, eight pony carousel, balloon artists, 25′ gondola ferris wheel, Rockin’ Tubs Ride, double swing chair ride, Timberland Wrecking Ball, inflatable Slip & Slide and laser tag. All rides and entertainment...
 
 
afmc-cc-message

Be proud of your role this Independence Day

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoc...
 
 
tw-cc-message

Happy Fourth of July!

Team, This Independence Day weekend, we celebrate the day our great nation declared independence for the original 13 colonies and thus the birth of the United States of America. The Declaration of Independence is the nationR...
 

 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

AFMC commander talks resilience, future of command

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Air Force Materiel Command commander, addresses Team Edwards during a commander’s call in the base theater June 19. Pawlikowski offered insight into the Air Fo...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

Seminar provides expert advice for smart home buying

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Housing Management Office offered a free Home Buyer’s Seminar June 17, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or looking to purchase an inv...
 
 
summer-safety

Summertime fire safety

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Summer is upon us! This means lots of fun with family and friends. At the Edwards AFB Fire Department we want your summer to be fun, memorable and safe. Here are a few tips to help keep you...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>