According to GL, 35% represents a large majority. And that vast majority seems to want to drive very fast there.
It’s primarily a mental issue. We live in a 30 km/h zone. Maintaining speed immediately means there is a rear driver behind you… Notorious speeders? It’s not just the “young people” with expensive rental cars, or the Volkswagen Polo drivers who usually pass through traffic either. No, it’s also good parents, especially mothers, who take their children to school, and who tear up the streets. Often also local residents. To address? Then you always get a big mouth in return…
Speeders are killers. I don’t want to sit in the car. As a bus driver, I don’t see anything different all day. Not to mention the behavior towards bus drivers. Sometimes I wonder how much time I save because soon enough I often find myself at traffic lights at the same time, I’m the one maintaining the speed. It costs extra fuel plus this person is acting antisocial. Why not take a more relaxed seat behind the wheel? More fun.
These types of “fun” actions only help temporarily. Implementation everywhere is an illusion. The only thing that – unfortunately – helps: physical means of slowing down. So: road narrows, skewed axles, etc. Or a traffic light that turns red if you’re driving too fast (this is becoming more and more common in Germany).
The ease with which our precious tax dollars were distributed indiscriminately was also shocking. It can never be a solution, just maintaining it is the solution.
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