Comment 78479

By jonathan dalton (registered) | Posted June 13, 2012 at 19:34:41 in reply to Comment 78469

somehow this is about 1 way vs 2 way traffic? Sorry this is about an idiot getting clocked because he did something stupid

The world is full of people who do stupid things. We should all discourage stupid things, but also in engineering our cities, seek to reduce the harm caused by a mistake, since they will inevitably be made. An example of this is that traffic moving 60km/h is twice as likely to kill or seriously injure someone as traffic moving 40km/h. The question of whether to slow traffic in urban areas full of mistake - prone humans, or speed it up and blame the humans for their costly mistakes, is a moral and subjective question, but I know which side I'm on.

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