10 Jun 2016

Is there a need for speed?

Since speed guns were introduced in Trinidad and Tobago for use by the police to crack down on speeding drivers, I noted that LOTS of people were bemoaning the 80 kmph (50 mph) speed limit. Impatient speedsters – impatient to reach the after life I suppose – were/are calling for raising the speed limit, and arguing for an increase in the town limits as well.

In merrie ol’ England,  I received in my mail, notice from the City Council announcing that the speed limit within the city will be reduced to 20 mph. That’s right. 20!! The slogan? “Slower is safer.”

The protest? None, nada, natch, zero, zilch, zip.

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