Comment 80250

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted August 30, 2012 at 16:13:06 in reply to Comment 80249

I agree entirely that proper traffic engineering, not enforcement, is the way to achieve safe streets.

It is clear that many of Hamilton's streets are engineered for higher speeds, and this encourages speeding.

However, just because you feel safer driving faster doesn't mean its safer, especially for vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

And your feeling that the road 'should' have a faster speed limit is no justification for breaking the law.

In any case, if motorists were consistent they wouldn't get so upset with cyclists breaking certain traffic laws (like coming to a full stop at stop signs) that are clearly not appropriate for cyclists (see Idaho stop) when most motorists speed most of the time (when conditions permit)!

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