Comment 103048

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted July 07, 2014 at 13:52:46 in reply to Comment 103042

I don't know which makes me madder, some idiot that drives irresponsibly or someone who speaks irresponsibly.

Your apparent inability to compare the relative risk of dangerous driving and someone writing something you disagree with pretty much sets the tone for the rest of your comment.

If you spend tens of millions of dollars to redesign and build the streets to try to slow these idiots down you are just throwing money away.

The weight of evidence from cities around the world directly contradicts you.

Lowering the speed limit will only increase the fines collected by the city if these drivers get caught.

Lowering the speed limit is proven to reduce speeding when it is paired with design changes to make it harder to speed.

making the roads more narrow and adding bike lanes, just makes it more dangerous for everyone when these types are behind the wheel.

The exact opposite is true: adopting a compete streets design makes it safer for all users, including drivers.

Instead of changing the road we need to change the mind set of the driver.

The fastest, most effective way to change driver behaviour is to change the environment. Training, education and enforcement have a role to play, but it is not sufficient and cannot replace better design.

How about having a driver be retested every five years.

That's an excellent idea.

Have licences that are for a type of vehicle like small car, mid size, van, SUV, etc.

Having driven a wide variety of automobiles from a subcompact car to a full-size van, I'm not sure the differences warrant a separate licence. That said, it might be worth exploring.

I would also like to have bicyclist and bikes licenced as well.

Once again, you are failing to compare relative risks - this time between driving and cycling. A person in a car is a major safety risk to others, whereas a person on a bike is a negligible safety risk.

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2014-07-07 13:56:31

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