As a citizen I too find it very dangerous when drivers do not stop at the stop signs, run through red lights, do speed in residential areas, use a phone in a car, and do their drive cars rather now now as well.. so we should ban now all car drivers firstly, practically now.
This is no more absurd than the New Project that hopes to slashes actual Edmonton residential car speed limits . The speed limit will plunge as low as 30 km/h in some Edmonton neighborhoods next year as the city continues to wage its war on all lead-footed drivers. A committee of council members gave administration the green light to get to work on the pilot project. It will see the top speed hopefully lowered to between 30 km/h and 40 km/h on residential streets in three to five neighborhoods for a period of six months for some people the current 50 km/h top speed is too high for their neighborhood streets, It’s a mostly a quality of life issue for the people. The People want to feel safe. A quality of life issue mostly and not really a safety issue. It is cheaper to buy then some medical pills to help them to feel better though. The reduced speed would not apply to major arterial roadways for now ?. The current top speed is unacceptable to some local people, especially when the police generally don’t start issuing tickets until a motorist is driving at least 10 km/h above the posted limit. “We need to do something to catch people’s attention,” But still the upfront cost of lowering the limit on all neighborhood streets would be in the millions of dollars, yes “a staggering amount.” That would include the cost of new signs, photo enforcement equipment, municipal, court overheads. Most if not all of the costs may be offset by increased ticket revenue. Don’t forget the freebie, the increase of profits for the insurance firms with every police traffic ticket now issued as well. These desired residential speed reductions are not effective unless they are enforced. Edmonton Police Chief Mike Boyd recently vowed to devote all possible resources to crack down on excessive speeding in the city after officers issued an average of almost one ticket per minute in their latest 24-hour speeding blitz. Generating thousands of dollars. It is still better and cheaper to buy the complaining residents some medical pills to help them to “feel better” though.
And what http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/
Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
It is not the rapists, drunk drivers that mostly fill the courts calendars, docks it is mostly the revenue generating traffic tickets.. if the government wants to get tough on crime, as it purports, it should go after the real criminals. The Drunk, impaired drivers too. NOT RATHER PERSONS LIKE Jane Raham. She was the 62-year-old grandmother convicted of stunt driving near Kingston last year after trying to pass a tractor-trailer. “If one were to describe a stunt driver, the appellant would not immediately spring to mind,” the judge said. Yet Raham, who faced the possibility of up to six months in jail, was considered guilty regardless of mitigating circumstances and had no chance to defend herself in court because stunt driving is an “absolute liability” offence. This was, is uancceptable police state justice
The truth is the Police OFTEN do not bother with the small OR LARGE crimes, except revenue generating traffic tickets. Too often perverse POLICE ABUSE THE the peanuts citizens, for they the police tend to like pretend they go after the big crimes where they can get noticed and promoted instead.. BUT they are not successful in catching the big criminals THOUGH firstly.
OPP charge almost 8000 during weekend blitz Toronto Star -Ontario Provincial Police have tallied up the figures from a Thanksgiving long weekend safe-driving blitz. Officers checked 145071 vehicles during “Operation Impact” and charged 7155 people with speeding. Imagine that earning Millions of dollars too FOR THE PROVINCE AND THE INSURANCE COMPANIES NOW AS WELL…
Alberta Sheriffs‘ weekend traffic blitz nets more than 2000 charges Calgary Herald - Alberta Sheriffs were out in force over the Thanksgiving weekend, writing hundreds of tickets for traffic infractions across the province. …
Lousy local drivers Edmonton Sun
Haste makes waste: cutting speed boosts drivers’ life expectancy: study http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100201/national/speeding_life_expectancy
Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and the doctor does not mention this still?? what was that? he was paid by the liquor industry not to? or was PAID BY MONEY MAKING REVENUE COPS TO SAY SPEED ALONE MAINLY KILLS.. HOW ABSURD.. THIS Canadian doctor.. and not a Canadian Traffic engineer uses now US statistics ONLY to say speed alone kills? and he what HE THUS HAD considered also the number of drunk, impaired, road rage drivers, that seem to increase very year as a fact for most of the deaths NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED? or what this did not bother him.. only the number of people who speed? SPEED IS A MAIN FACTOR IN 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE ACCIDENTS? THE 85 PERCENT.. it SEEMS THE DOCTORS IN UNITED KINGDOM CONTRADICT THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR IN THEIR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES TOO.. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW? Preposterous COOKED results.. NOW get real..