These meme looks at the risks imposed on other road users by different types of movement, including walking, cycling and driving a heavy SUV (or Chelsea Tractor as they are more accurately known).
|USER||MASS (KG)||SPEED (MPH)||KMH||M/S||1/2MV2||BRICKS|
This is based on:
- A pedestrian walking briskly at 4mph, weighing 80kg with any bags.
- A cyclist at 12mph (typical urban speed), weighing 100kg with bike and equipment / bags.
- A heavy SUV (eg Toyota Highlander Hybrid), weighing 2,000kg + 250kg for occupants and luggage.
Speeds are based on typical urban speeds on an arterial road, which might have a speed limit of 40 mph (UK typical), and where drivers will be typically exceeding that by around 5 mph.
A Lego 2×1 standard brick weighs just lessthan 1g (14 weigh 10g). The brick in the photo weighs 4.5kg. The comparisons are based on weight rather than volume. A comparison based on volume (ie using actual Lego bricks to make a “real” brick) would result in a much larger “brick” for the SUV.