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

Posted by Stephen Bauman on Tue Jan 3 23:43:18 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by BrooklynBus on Tue Jan 3 21:17:20 2017.

I can assure you that traffic permitting, 85% of vehicles do not abide by the 25 mph speed limit.

So more than 85% of drivers are willfully driving illegally. As a class drivers appear to be a pretty lawless group.

NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law:

1180. Basic rule and maximum limits....
(d) 1. Except as provided in subdivision (g) of this section, whenever maximum speed limits, other than school speed limits, have been established as authorized in sections sixteen hundred twenty, sixteen hundred twenty-two, sixteen hundred twenty-three, sixteen hundred twenty-seven, sixteen hundred thirty, sixteen hundred forty-three, sixteen hundred forty-four, sixteen hundred fifty-two, sixteen hundred sixty-two-a, sixteen hundred sixty-three, and sixteen hundred seventy, no person shall drive in excess of such maximum speed limits at any time.

And .39% makes it appear that speeding isn't even really a problem.

You made the statement: "Most of the accidents are caused by those who are really speeding line at 50 or 60 mph."

It would appear that you were mistaken.

The NYPD crash reports indicate that 99.6% collisions occur when drivers are going at a "safe speed". If collisions cannot be avoided when going at a "safe speed", the only way to reduce pedestrian killed/severely injured is to make sure the impact speed is safe. Non-speeding drivers are not being penalized by such a policy because they create 99.4% of all collisions.


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