Crossposted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/7136711

Have you notice how the general opinion is that people getting hit by cars somehow deserved it? My best friend was hit by a text-and-drive kindof woman. He was an athlete and now he can’t walk more than a few hundred meters.

  • @IllNess@infosec.pub
    link
    fedilink
    English
    255 months ago

    Great article. Thank you for sharing.

    As deaths mounted, anti-car activists sought to slow them down. In 1920, Illustrated World wrote, “Every car should be equipped with a device that would hold the speed down to whatever number of miles stipulated for the city in which its owner lived.”

    We have GPS maps with speed limits built in. They should definitely bring this back.

    • @n2burns@lemmy.ca
      link
      fedilink
      English
      85 months ago

      GPS isn’t quite accurate/reliable enough. I know there are issues with shared scooters/bikes that are speed limited by GPS (I specifically heard this complaint about Neuron’s scooters and bikes in Waterloo, Ontario).

      I’d much prefer we design the roads to limit speeds.

      • @IllNess@infosec.pub
        link
        fedilink
        English
        15 months ago

        You are right, especially on overpasses and parallel roads.

        Do speedbumps count as roads designed to limit speeds? Lol

        • @n2burns@lemmy.ca
          link
          fedilink
          English
          55 months ago

          Do speedbumps count as roads designed to limit speeds? Lol

          Yes, though they’re generally considered bad road design. I’d prefer continuous sidewalks (which are kind of speedbumps), bumpouts, reducing road width, chicanes, pavers on slow roads, etc.