Phillip.Barnett at itn.co.uk
Thu Nov 30 14:17:24 GMT 2006
Absolutely. And in fact there's some moves to make many residential
areas 20 mph, as is already the case with Mile End, to name one place I
know of from personal experience. But also remember that kinetic energy
(read as potential lethality of collision) goes up according to the
square of your velocity - someone going at 35 mph is 145% more lethal in
a collision than someone going at 29mph.
I agree that this shouldn't be a place to discuss the crime of speeding,
it's just that in my six months of monitoring this group, the topic
keeps recurring for some reason. Slightly worrying, IMHO.
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From: Andy Armstrong [mailto:andy at hexten.net]
Sent: 30 November 2006 13:56
To: Barnett, Phillip
Cc: SteveC; talk at openstreetmap.org
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Speeding
On 30 Nov 2006, at 13:49, Barnett, Phillip wrote:
> Perhaps I should have said, illegal and kills people.
> Much more to the point.
This almost certainly isn't the place for this debate - but a car that's
doing 29 in a 30 limit is very nearly as lethal as a car that's doing
31. Better to drive based on an understanding of ambient conditions than
on the assumption that if you're below the speed limit you're somehow
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net
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