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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by BrooklynBus on Mon Jan 2 11:08:16 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by BusMgr on Sun Jan 1 17:38:05 2017.

When was the last time you heard someone call a street like Queens Boulevard or Ocean Parkway a "highway"?

Regardless of common law, most people only consider limited access highways as highways. The others are simply called roadways, streets, or arterial roadways. People don't even consider Kings Highway which even has the word in its name to be a highway.

I also disagree with your conclusion that motorized travel is "inherently dangerous".

With cars and roads safer than ever, motorized travel is safer than it has ever been. Remember in the 1960s when every holiday weekend, the media would publicize the number of national highway deaths? You don't hear that anymore because holiday deaths are way down.

The fatalities and injuries that do occur are made by an infinitesimal number of drivers who are in many cases breaking the law. To punish every driver for the actions of a few is just wrong. Just like in elementary school when a teacher punished the entire class because one student did something wrong and she didn't know who the culprit was.

You obviously do not drive or you would not talk the way you do. Try to see it from both sides.


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