Comment 6569

By nobrainer (registered) | Posted May 03, 2007 at 16:25:01

It's all about improving the odds. Say you've got a thousand people who smoke and drink and eat mickey D's and another thousand people who eat their veggies and exercise every day. You can't say this guy or that guy is going to live yea long, but you can say that the second thousand is going to have a longer average life expectancy than the first thousand.

Right now the odds are against pedestrians. It's really easy to speed, so more people speed more often and more pedestrians get hit. If it was a lot harder to speed, people would speed less and less pedestrians would get hit. Traffic calming might or might not have worked in THIS particular case, but there would be fewer cases overall if the streets were calmer.

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