I live in the 30 km/h zone on Setchfield Avenue and applaud any and all attempts to get people to drive responsibly. However, I have to question the statistics cited for the trial pace car program affecting the Lakewood school zone. Surely, the claim of 40 per cent speed reduction must be wrong. If cars following a pace car doing the speed limit are travelling 40 per cent slower than without the pace car, they must have been averaging 50 km/h. I’d be delighted if the average speed past my house were merely 50. I estimate it to more like 70.
Furthermore, the percentage reduction – whatever it happens to be – applies only while some dedicated soul is leading the pack. Take the pace car away and it’s race time once again.
To think, these are adults we’re talking about, adults supposedly living in a civil society.
What a joke they are.