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by Ben Fried
If the driver of that SUV was going > 20mph, that 2 year old girl would be dead. The default citywide limit should be 20mph.
I’m completely curious to witness the haplessness of the Post with my own eyes, but a little bit of me dies each time I give them a page view, so I’m resisting the urge.
I don’t think “taken to hospital” is the same as “hospitalized”. There is a small but significant difference.
I was really shocked when I learned the city wide speed limit is 30–that’s waaaay too fast to drive down my street, and any other residential street, IMO. I never go that fast on the side streets because it’s insane.
I’ve said it a million times, but whenever I go to a small towns in the US I see speed limits that are invariably lower than in New York while the pedestrian and bike traffic is nearly nonexistent. Still, drivers obey those speed limits because they know small-town cops care about that more than just about anything. New York cops, on the other hand . . .
“If there is to be a length of time after the installation of new asphalt and before the permanent markings are installed, I would have to think that there are requirements for temporary markings to be installed by the contractor.”
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