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originally posted by: howtonhawky
I just a matter of yrs we will all be cussin the new driverless cars and wishin for a return to the good ole days when you could speed in your car without your car mailing you a ticket for speeding.
originally posted by: Subrosabelow
Absolutely agreed. The people in and around our neighborhood treat the streets like a raceway. Squealing tires, racing off from a stop at the corner, high speeds down the street, blowing through stop signs, and driving straight across the traffic circle instead of around it. We have 2 elementary schools and a K-12 Catholic school in our area and many small children playing outside. Doesn't stop the idiocy in the least.
Hell, being Canada, we also have gung-ho snowmobile riders racing up and down the alleys at all hours.
Yep. And guns are the main problem. /s
originally posted by: StoutBroux
originally posted by: MikeA
I just took my granddaughter home and rolled up on a mess. Two 10 or 12 year old boys were hit and killed by a hit and run driver. I stopped to help and found out that the driver blew through a stop sign and struck the kids in the crosswalk. I keep hearing about all this concern over guns, and yet I see people doing 50 and 60 mph through our neighborhood. Rolling through the 4 way stop at the corner. There's a school and a park on that corner. Please people the sigh says STOP meaning no longer moving AT ALL. And the speed limit in neighborhoods is 25 mph. If you break either of those LAWS you have no room to claim you care about the safety of children. This is the 8th time this year a child was killed by a driver speeding or running the stop sign. 12 kids in total in just this school district since January 1st. One of those was killed in the school crossing when the driver ignored the guy with the sign.
The guy will be cought because a witness got the plate number. Not one of those kids who died ended up on the news because no gun was used.
Eight people struck at that very cross walk and no cameras put in place? No giant speed bumps to force cars to slow down in order to deter fast driving? What are the penalties of those caught that violated the stop sign?
There are so many things that should have already been put in place to prevent these tragedies. This is horrible that precautions aren't being taken here. Sounds like NOTHING is being done.
originally posted by: ABNARTY
a reply to: face23785
Agreed. I think the population is simply immune to the data. People get killed by cars and what's new?
originally posted by: InTheLight
a reply to: MikeA
The stats will get higher and higher as long as City/Town planners keep building and planning for cars/transportation and not pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Simple as that.
Roads in Sweden are built with safety prioritised over speed or convenience. Low urban speed-limits, pedestrian zones and barriers that separate cars from bikes and oncoming traffic have helped. Building 1,500 kilometres (900 miles) of "2+1" roads—where each lane of traffic takes turns to use a middle lane for overtaking—is reckoned to have saved around 145 lives over the first decade of Vision Zero --Why Sweden has so few road deaths, The Economist Explains (Feb 26th 2014)