Ban Speed Cameras in NYC
Motorists are victimized and ticketed by speed cameras based on unfair speed limits on NYC roads.
I am writing to ask you to get rid of NYC default speed limit of 25 mph and end the use of photo enforcement speed and red light cameras.Both types of ticket cameras require deliberately improper traffic safety engineering parameters to be profitable,using less-safe artificially-low speed limits and yellow intervals on the lights that are too short for the actual approach speeds.
If we end the use of photo enforcement we can cut down on the number of unfair tickets motorists receive and cut traveling time for every New Yorker.The goal should be to make the streets safer for everyone not to extort revenue from motorists through deliberately improper and unsafe traffic engineering.
Research shows that driving at unsafe slow speeds is a public health crisis,and raising the speed limit based on the 85th percentile can reduce the frequency and severity of traffic crashes.Traveling at slow speeds produces road rage in NYC.
The artificially low 25 mph speed limit will produce more jay walkers causing pedestrians to be more likely struck by drivers because of deliberately improper traffic safety engineering.
Please review the 25 mph speed limit and the impact it has on everyone's life in NYC.The 25 mph speed limit represents an unfair tax on all drivers.In a city known for it's fast pace,slowing everyone down causes frustration which makes the streets dangerous for everyone.We need reasonable speed limits in NYC.The best way to set reasonable speed limits is to measure the 85th percentile at which traffic flows.Artificially low speed limits reduce safety by causing more speed variance,more tailgating,more passing,more lane changes,more conflicts between vehicles,untrue information on travel speeds for pedestrians &cyclists,and a generally less smooth and less safe traffic flow.