Call this an extended PSA or whatever you will. But when NYC Council member Jimmy Van Bramer talks about street safety and automated enforcement he is clear. There should be nothing forgiving about it: speeding is always wrong, it's dangerous and anyone who gets a ticket deserves it and needs to change their behavior. After all you need to be driving 10mph over the speed limit to get one. And at only $50 per ticket and no charge on your license, the penalty is small but the reward is great - since in areas where the cameras have been installed there has been a 60% decrease in speeding.
Listen to his words then ask yourself wherever you live - whether in NYC or anywhere else in the United States - how would my leaders react? To change the mindset of drivers and take Vision Zero seriously, we need a dramatic shift in politicians crumbling anytime a constituent complains about dangerous driving behavior.