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Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?

Posted by BrooklynBus on Tue May 14 06:07:46 2019, in response to Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Mon May 13 18:36:25 2019.

I once got a ticket for doing 36 mph. It happened after I was doing 10 to 15 mph for 15 blocks because of traffic. Then without explanation all the traffic disappeared, so naturally I speeded up. Couldn't see a school and didn't notice any signs. The school was on the other side of the block and I was passing by the playground of the school I guess. I think the photo showed the words school zone painted on street. There were no people around. I never drove on that block again and will continue to avoid it. Maybe that was why the there were no cars on that block. Maybe everyone else is doing the same thing, avoiding that block.

And it would be nice if you actually read what I wrote. I said 29 mph is the highest legal speed where you won't get a camera ticket. You will get one going 30. It used to be 36. You will be getting four mph leeway.

But that doesn't prevent a policeman from ticketing you by going lower. I know someone who got a ticket doing 26 in a 25 mph zone. They don't have to allow any grace like the cameras do. She told me she is so afraid of getting a second ticket because you will get your license suspended, that now she always drives at 25 or less, and everyone is blowing their horn, but she doesn't care about them. Is this the future for everyone?

I was once driving on Ocean Parkway cruising allowing at about 25 mph because that was what traffic allowed. Then all of a sudden, it slowed down to 19 mph. Then I saw the reason why. There was a cop with a radar gun on the side of the road, so everyone slowed down not to get a ticket until they passed him and then speeded up again.so tell me what he accomplished other than causing more congestion and people to lose time.

As far as statistics, I have seen so much lying with statistics, that without seeing the raw numbers, I won't believe them. There is so much manipulation just to prove the points they want to prove. It was irresponsible to make a half dozen changes along Queens Blvd and then publicly state there were fewer deaths and injuries because of the lower speed limit of 25 mph one year after the commissioner stated that her engineers believe that 30 mph was the proper speed for Queens Blvd. So why did she overrule the engineers by lowering the speed limit? It's because she was ordered to by her boss, Mayor de Blasio.

I know someone who got a ticket in Nassau County right after getting off the LIE. He new a school zone was coming up, not because he saw a sign, so he made sure to slow down to 25 mph. He got a camera ticket anyway because the limit was 15 or 20. AND HE WAS A COP AND HAD TO PAY IT. Now tell me again that the primary purpose of these cameras is not TO RAISE REVENUE.


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