Deep thinker Josh Barro of the New York Times thinks he’s got the solution to save lives: Lower the speed limit in New York to 25 MPH:
What would save more American lives: Smiting ISIS, or cutting the speed limit in New York City from 30 to 25?
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) August 27, 2014
Forget about stopping these bloodthirsty headchoppers. Just enact a law! Amazingly, some people take him seriously:
@jbarro cutting the speed limit, but it wouldn't be as dramatic and theatrical
— Roozbeh Ashtyani (@Rooz739) August 27, 2014
So simple it’s hard to believe someone else didn’t come up with it, huh?
@jbarro The latter. I don't think most people even know the speed limit in NYC.
— Kathleen Schmidt (@Bookgirl96) August 27, 2014
Well, actually, some people do, but not the crack reporter for the New York Times.
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan was signed into law Saturday.
As WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported, it may feel like a crawl for some drivers, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo is determined to pull the brakes on pedestrian accidents and fatalities in the city.
He signed legislation into law at the Javits Center Saturday that will lower the default speed limit from 30 to 25 mph.
De Blasio said it’s a necessary component for his “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate traffic deaths within 10 years.
Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg echoed that sentiment Saturday, saying the move will save lives.
“When you lower the speed limit, the chances of a person being killed is cut in half when you reduce the speed limit of the moving vehicle from 30 to 25,” she said.
That was back on August 9. Perhaps Joshy was busy hobnobbing with the Hamptons elite and missed the news. Besides, he’s only a reporter for a New York City paper, so how would he know this stuff? Oddly enough, ISIS hasn’t stopped their march through the Middle East since Cuomo signed the law. Here’s a better question to ask:
What kills more brain cells: Equating terrorism to driving habits or, reading @jbarro thoughts in twitter form?
— MenRec (@rustyweiss74) August 27, 2014
Much easier to take to Twitter to ask stupid questions, of course.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 27, 2014
Reading Barro, no doubt.