The Difference 10-mph Makes
A Traverse City Billboard?
The above is part of New York City’s “That’s why it’s 30″ campaign to remind New Yorkers of the speed limit. A side note, when speeds are reduced to 20, as in the “20 is plenty” campaign, chances of pedestrian fatalities drop even further and, as a bonus, there is a slew of other benefits, even for motorists.
And to think, recently I sat in a meeting where a police officer made the suggestion that a higher speed limit along Division St. might actually make it more safe. For whom? I might have asked–or, wait, perhaps I did? Stupid thing is, Division St. is posted 40 mph along the southern stretch of Division St. with a half mile between signalized, or even marked, crosswalks. There may not be a legal speeding problem, as the officer contended, but for the context of a neighborhood with adjacent parkland, I’d argue speeding is a skeleton waiting to happen.
- Skeleton Speed Signs To Be Installed (nytrafficticket.com)
- A Spooky Reminder to Obey the Speed Limit (cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Digital Skeleton Scares New Yorkers into Heeding Speed Limit [Driving] (gizmodo.com)