Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fairfax County Police survey on speeding

Fairfax County Police are conducting a very short Neighborhood Speeding Survey. Do you see people speeding in your neighborhood? Do you wish police stopped more people for speeding? The survey is a good way to let police know what you think.

On those occasions when I drive, I obey the speed limit, literally. I don't believe that because I can go 5-10 mph over the speed limit, that it's the right thing to do. I'm in the minority because almost everyone on the road seems to go faster than the speed limit, some much faster.

This graphic shows the importance of speed on pedestrian, and you can assume bicycle, crashes. At 20mph the pedestrian fatality rate is around 5%. At 40 mph it's around 85%. Speed kills.

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What a waste. They should have asked which roads we feel are problems. Then they could actually do some enforcement where it makes a difference.
I'm also curious how it was a "neighborhood" survey when they never asked for location. Doesn't that make it a county wide survey open to everyone on the internet?

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