Mayor Bloomberg Suggests Posting Names and Photos of NYC Speeders
Quirky solution is prompted by the defeat of a bill to fine speeders caught on camera.
Is speeding really an issue in NYC? I lived there for 20 years.. when I drove, I would be lucky if the traffic was moving 15mph. How about finishing the never ending contruction on the subways and spending a little more on the bus routes.. maybe then, more people in the boroughs other... than Manhattan would be more likely to take mass transit and less likely to speed on the mayor's pecious streets.
This mayor is so Anti-Car its not even funny, between red light cameras, speeding crackdowns, reducing the number of available parking spaces, reducing the number of available streets and lanes.. all while cutting budgets on bus lines and doing construction on the subways.
If he keeps it up, traffic will be gridlocked 24/7, and he really wont have to worry about speeders.
Oh no! Not my picture! Then everyone will know I'm a speeder. I will be ashamed and can never face my family and friends ever again, for I am a rebel without a cause behind the wheel.
Please. Bloomberg is just like every other politician out there: 110% useless. That's right - they give 110% - but in the wrong direction.
If they added a non-fee inducing camera where pics would be posted to the internet, I would blow by it with a thumbs up and a giant grin. Then post the link on Facebook (set to close friends and family only, of course, I am not that stupid).
How many of you can remember when you, or your parents used to slow down to avoid destroying the alignment, or the whole front suspension of the family car?
Admittedly, the modern craze for driving large SUV's might seem to blunt the effectiveness of returning to the good ol' days of road construction, but I know for a fact that many of these late-model behemoths couldn't survive as long as a '49 Plymouth, or a '63 Studebaker on the avenues of my childhood NY.
Now if we could just bring back the Horn & Hardart Automats...
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