Comment 120427

By arienc (registered) | Posted November 08, 2016 at 11:03:24

You drive a bicycle. And as I gather, you are an advocate for everyday cycling, you typically travel at a speed which is less than the posted speed limit.

And of course, there isn't even an option for those who typically drive below the speed limit. It is automatically assumed here, just as it is in our popular culture, that the speed limit is supposed to be treated as a minimum speed, not as maximum. This completely works against all of the 'Vision Zero", road safety programs and basic respect for the law of the land.

Until we're ready to confront the fact that excessive and dangerous speeding is a cultural norm, we will never achieve even modest reductions in the number of deaths and injuries on our roads. Maybe it's time to apply a zero tolerance policy on automobile speeds. Drive 41 kph in a 40 zone, you get a ticket. Hopefully the return of photo radar makes this a reality.

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