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

Posted by AlM on Tue Jan 10 16:20:44 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by RIPTA42HopeTunnel on Tue Jan 10 14:43:10 2017.

Yet plenty of roads with traffic lights (at which pedestrians might be crossing) have speeds of 45 mph to 55 mph, and yet are still very safe. Why? Because traffic levels are lower.

You could reduce pedestrians deaths at those intersections by putting in subway-style timers to insure that no vehicle ever approaches a traffic light at more than 25 mph. But it isn't done because the time and cost vs death trade-off requires too much time and cost for every death prevented.



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