Traffic Fatalities up 50% in Edmonton

Discussion in 'Canada' started by GTO_04, Apr 15, 2018 at 1:06 PM.

  1. GTO_04

    GTO_04 Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,474
    Likes Received:
    2,762
    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 21, 2011
    I thought all this aggressive camera enforcement in Edmonton was all about "safety." Not working so well, eh?

    Traffic Fatalities up 50% in Edmonton.


    They are also diversifying their camera enforcement to include noise violations. What, are there not enough speeders to replenish the treasury???

    It's time to drain the swamp in your local guvmint!

    GTO_04
     
    RobinAlbany, Z06fan, System and 3 others like this.
  2. KrazyK

    KrazyK Remember the Humboldt Broncos Beginner User

    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    105
    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Location:
    Way Down North
    Good grief, I thought it had gone down or stayed...............................
     
  3. JustinP

    JustinP PSL +PSL Advanced User

    Messages:
    1,793
    Likes Received:
    2,844
    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    Obviously they just need more speed cameras.
     
  4. TeamQuack

    TeamQuack s\/\/er\/e Intermediate User Premium Member

    Messages:
    760
    Likes Received:
    444
    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Location:
    NYC
    get ready for 25mph speed limits like here in nyc!
     
  5. synistyr

    synistyr PSL +5 Intermediate User

    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    479
    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Some neighborhoods have that. But some want permanent 30kph/19mph in residentials.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    TeamQuack likes this.
  6. synistyr

    synistyr PSL +5 Intermediate User

    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    479
    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Fyi this report is from 2015.






    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    GTO_04 likes this.
  7. Eloi

    Eloi Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

    Messages:
    3,484
    Likes Received:
    2,820
    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2013
    I would say 10 times ...eugh 20 X

    they just dont understand how drivers think , studies after studies show that driver will keep the speed they feel ok regardless of the psl.

    Set psl scientifically by 85% centile the true traffic , they will see a drop in accidents...

    Politicians reply '' noooooooo as responsible dumb , we cant do that.''.
     
  8. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

    Messages:
    5,809
    Likes Received:
    5,227
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Charlotte North Carolina
    Slowly heaping it on
    So locals dont protest
    Before you know it youll have J walking cameras
    Facial recognition software cameras that ID you from your DMV photo and send you fines for spitting on the sidewalk, spitting gum on the street, putting out a cigarette in a non authorized receptacle
    The street cameras will up updated to ticket for flipping your blinker on 10ft past designated point
    Following too close tickets issued on every corner

    And the "only" punishment is a couple hundred fine that goes directly to the city to pay their salaries to sit in a boardroom thinking up more ways to steal your hard earned money under the guise of safety

    Youre only out now is mass strikes and protests
    As well as voting out any politician that favors automated enforcement

    Its for safety
    So how about the driver takes their own money and pays a private non designated traffic school and driving program to genuinely receive proper instruction on how to be better drivers?

    Crickets..

    There's no money in that
     
    KrazyK and PY004 like this.
  9. spongebobradarpants

    spongebobradarpants aka "The Grouch" Advanced User

    Messages:
    2,223
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 18, 2017
    Location:
    PNW
    Sorry but the noise violation thing is ****ing hilarious. Nothing more annoying than an entire neighborhood trying to enjoy a quiet summer weekend only to have some complete douchebag in a straight piped harley (or 200 of them) drive by.

    Portland lowered residential default speed limit from 25 to 20 and the first comment I saw on it was "people are already driving 15mph now they're going to be going 10 or slower". It's true though, almost everyone either goes way under the speed limit or up to 10mph over and rarely higher. The only time I see people speed much around here are when they think someone is racing them.
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018 at 5:46 PM
    KrazyK likes this.
  10. Choose Life

    Choose Life 35.5 hater R3 Day One User Advanced User Premium Member

    Messages:
    5,809
    Likes Received:
    5,227
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2017
    Location:
    Charlotte North Carolina
     
    spongebobradarpants likes this.
  11. schissler

    schissler Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

    Messages:
    2,183
    Likes Received:
    2,030
    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Location:
    Alberta/Nevada
    I could think of 1000 things more annoying. When loud bikes and cars go by, I think wow, that's loud, then get on with my life and never worry about it again.

    Oregon in general has some of the worst LLH'ing drivers I've ever seen in the US.
    I felt like I was Mario Andretti running laps around everyone when I spent a summer in Portland.
     
    spongebobradarpants likes this.
  12. spongebobradarpants

    spongebobradarpants aka "The Grouch" Advanced User

    Messages:
    2,223
    Likes Received:
    1,568
    Country:
    United States
    Joined:
    May 18, 2017
    Location:
    PNW
    Yep, not sure why but bunch of morons/idiots here. I'll see people block the left lane going 50mph in a 65 then as soon as the lane next to them opens up they speed up to 85+ to keep anyone from passing until they can get next to another car to hold up traffic more.
     
  13. KrazyK

    KrazyK Remember the Humboldt Broncos Beginner User

    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    105
    Country:
    Canada
    Joined:
    May 23, 2016
    Location:
    Way Down North
    And ladies and gentlemen, here is the result of a poll the Edmonton City took that confirms over 70% WANT the limit reduced to 30 Kph (17 mph). So, now council has something to wave in the air and say, "see, it is wanted by the people, for the people". Done.

    edmontonjournal.com: Several councillors support 30 km/h speed limits on local, residential roads