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(CBS 17)   Raleigh NC is certainly trying to slow things down   (cbs17.com) divider line
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3368 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Jan 2022 at 11:25 PM (17 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-19 10:16:59 PM  
What's happening to speeding ticket issuing and speeding fine collections?
 
2022-01-19 11:25:54 PM  
Money, I assume.
 
2022-01-19 11:28:08 PM  
Changing the sign posting is fine and all.  The roads need to be redesigned to match their intended speed limit.
 
2022-01-19 11:28:25 PM  
Hey man, slow down
 
2022-01-19 11:29:13 PM  
35 MPH for an unposted residential street does seem about 10 MPH too fast.
 
2022-01-19 11:30:48 PM  
I can't walk that fast.
 
2022-01-19 11:31:00 PM  
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And that's Uncle Joe, he's a-movin' kind of slow
 
2022-01-19 11:31:56 PM  

emersonbiggins: 35 MPH for an unposted residential street does seem about 10 MPH too fast.


I thought them freaking out about 25 in residential was odd too. I've never lived anywhere that WASN'T true
 
2022-01-19 11:40:20 PM  

abb3w: What's happening to speeding ticket issuing and speeding fine collections?


It's a strange place. You have to be speeding at least 20 mph over to get pulled.
 
2022-01-19 11:40:21 PM  
By request?

In LA we discovered that they have to run traffic studies to enforce the posted speed limits and raise or lower them accordingly every decade or so. The had stopped writing speeding tickets on many city streets because they were so behind on the studies.

The news reports on the limit changes (mostly rising, limits are based on how fast people drive on the road) were more about how they were able to ticket us again.
 
2022-01-19 11:40:42 PM  
There's a lot of opioid heads (crackheads?) in Raleigh. Maybe it's to pay for healthcare or at least insurance payments.
 
2022-01-19 11:40:58 PM  
If the speed limit is 35, lots of people will go 40 or 45.
If it's 25, lots of people will go 30 or 35.
 
2022-01-19 11:45:10 PM  
It's all about $afety.
 
2022-01-19 11:48:37 PM  
 
2022-01-19 11:50:14 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: abb3w: What's happening to speeding ticket issuing and speeding fine collections?

It's a strange place. You have to be speeding at least 20 mph over to get pulled.


Yeah...440/40 is a nightmare driving unless it's 4am.
 
2022-01-19 11:51:08 PM  
What does a yellow light mean?
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2022-01-19 11:57:02 PM  
Great. More slow people in NC.
 
2022-01-19 11:59:35 PM  
Moto-raleigh

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2022-01-20 12:05:09 AM  
The idea in the UK is that a 20mph limit is so difficult to maintain and mind numbingly boring to travel at that it means anybody who doesn't absolutely need to go there will avoid that road.
 
2022-01-20 12:48:59 AM  
Taking the "not news" pretty far with this one
 
2022-01-20 1:47:57 AM  

Begoggle: If the speed limit is 35, lots of people will go 40 or 45.
If it's 25, lots of people will go 30 or 35.


Was gonna say this.
For a residential street that's too fast.
I personally like to speed, but I also understand that dealing with cars and dealing with people/kids that might be crossing the roads or on bikes is a totally different thing.
In those cases there are studies that show just how much just a small drop in speed can reflect in stopping distance should there be a sudden need.
 
2022-01-20 6:51:20 AM  

ur14me: It's all about $afety.


Normally I'd agree, but a friend down there said they've had problems with street racers recently...could be a ham-fisted attempt to deal with that.
 
2022-01-20 7:20:32 AM  

jokerscrowbar: The idea in the UK is that a 20mph limit is so difficult to maintain and mind numbingly boring to travel at that it means anybody who doesn't absolutely need to go there will avoid that road.


That's pretty much the idea, i think. Stay on the higher speed (probably 35) road until you absolutely need to move into the side streets. Better for everyone.
 
2022-01-20 8:42:59 AM  
You can reduce the speed limit all you wish, but if you don't stop these idiots from spending more time on their phones than their driving, not much is going to change.

/except maybe less damages due to slower impacts
//or maybe slower speeds will allow more reaction time because of the aforementioned distraction
///Nah, its about the money... both from fines and donations from those who wish to make sure that their ideas about society are the only ones enacted...
 
2022-01-20 8:52:54 AM  
Doesn't matter when you don't enforce it. Sure, I'll bet local cops pad their budget by pulling over soccer moms going 5mph over in a 25mph zone. But on the highways? It's the wild west out there. And I've got one teenager with a permit, so it's like pucker city just trying to get him some practice.
 
2022-01-20 9:22:50 AM  

WhackingDay: Doesn't matter when you don't enforce it.


THIS.
THIS.
THIS.

I live in Raleigh.  In a neighborhood in which on-street parking was a problem to the point where cars and trucks couldn't go down certain streets, let alone emergency vehicles.  The neighborhood HOA went to the city council, asked for, and got, "No Parking" signs put up on certain streets.  This was about a decade ago.  That was a deterrent for about... six months.  Then people realized they wouldn't actually be enforced.  And guess what happened next?

There's going to be a day where there's a fire in this neighborhood.  A fire truck is going to attempt to get to the scene, and be unable to.  People will die or property will unnecessarily be damaged as a result of its inability to get there, thanks to these "No Parking" signs not being enforced.

Changing speed limits on a residential street here?  Is meaningless.  A PR gesture that placates the populace while nothing really gets done.
 
2022-01-20 1:24:59 PM  

kyleaugustus: Changing the sign posting is fine and all.  The roads need to be redesigned to match their intended speed limit.


My town seems to have figured out that potholes are cheaper than speed bumps. The seconds you save by speeding aren't worth the expense and pain of the dental repairs.
 
2022-01-20 1:27:39 PM  

payattention: You can reduce the speed limit all you wish, but if you don't stop these idiots from spending more time on their phones than their driving, not much is going to change.

/except maybe less damages due to slower impacts
//or maybe slower speeds will allow more reaction time because of the aforementioned distraction
///Nah, its about the money $afety... both from fines and donations from those who wish to make sure that their ideas about society are the only ones enacted...


FTFY
 
2022-01-20 2:37:07 PM  
Really want that sweet sweet speed trap revenue.
 
2022-01-20 2:56:28 PM  
They did it in Montgomery Co, MD (DC 'burb) supposedly to reduce injuries/deaths.

And in a lot of cases, they did it on major through streets....
 
2022-01-20 3:59:27 PM  
52 from 53 is an odd change.

/dyslexic
 
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