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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.
Is that the only thing you can say? Why is it that I have to prove every statement I make and you don't have to prove anything?
Where is your proof that the majority of signals are synchronized?
Of course you don't have any because the opposite is true. They are only synchronized full time on major one-way avenues and on major two way streets in one firection only during peak hours. Those streets surely so not account for most of the street miles in NYC.
And the signals that are synchronized for the north south avenues are not synchronized for the cross streets, so even those signals are not fully synchronized.
And is certainly is relevant to the point because your entire theory that the lower speed limit does not lower the average speed is based on the premise that most signals are fully synchronized when in fact none are.
And you make it appear that traveling a few miles over the speed limit is the major factor for accidents when that certainly is not the case. It's those going excessively fast which has nothing to do with the lower speed limit since they would be speeding regardless.
The only thing that more cameras will do is increase the amount of revenue the city collects by those traveling at 36 or 37 mph. As far as harsher penalties, that has to be done on a case by case basis. Tell me what would you do to that 85 year old man you killed a lady while backing up besides taking away his license? Would you fine him a few thousand dollars to make him more careful or lock him up for the rest of his life?
Yes we need better policing and more thorough investigations. I am all for that as well as retesting all drivers periodically like every time they renew their license. A written test for younger drivers and a road test for older drivers.
But you emphasis with the need to keep lowering the speed limit is utter nonsense because it won't accomplish anything. Queens Blvd had no pedestrian fatalities last year not because the speed limit was lowered but because fencing was installed in the center median preventing midblock crossings by jaywalkers and clearer marked crosswalks.
We need a multi-faceted sensible approach.