On page 44 of the 50-page pedestrian-safety report New York City released yesterday , the Bloomberg administration presents a few legislative proposals meant to further lower the city's already-lowish accident rate. Among the suggestions: automated traffic cameras, and lots of them.
Current state law restricts New York to only 150 red-light cameras, and bans speed cameras altogether. Red-light cameras—which have
on safety—could be installed at "many more" of the city's 12,000 signal-controlled intersections, according to the report. And since the report concludes that most New Yorkers are unaware that the (mostly unposted) default speed limit is 30 mph, the speed cameras would also have plenty of opportunities to make people safe. Or at least to
ring up tickets
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.