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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 . . .
“What about that little "stunt" somebody pulled at Atlantic and Flatbush the other day? You know, the little "stunt" that actually killed someone? Why can't they post up three officers at that location to make sure THAT never happens again?”
In response to "Eyes on the Street: NYPD Does Its Part to Fuel Brooklyn Bridge Tensions"