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Do you think speed limits on major arteries in the SCV are too high?


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8 comments
zra: September 21, 2015 6:18 p.m.

These accidents are caused by drivers failing to exercise lane discipline.

Speed is not a problem, generally, and within reason. Drivers that want to occupy the left lane and travel at the speed they decide is the right speed regardless, represent the real problem.


escocalva1: September 22, 2015 6:31 a.m.

speed is the problem. when you post 50 people go 60. And you have bike lanes and pedestrians on the same road. And of course people's reaction time at high speed is affected. ergo cars are flipping over and people are being killed. I refuse to ride a bike in SCV. Too dangerous.


tech: September 22, 2015 8:34 p.m.

I ride my bike on SCV's numerous dedicated bike paths. I consider them very safe.

Regarding your implied "speed kills" assertion, you're begging the question, escocalva1. First you must prove your premise is valid.


zra: September 24, 2015 12:02 p.m.

Escocalva1,

Have you ever just considered moving to the right and allowing drivers that want to go faster to do so?

They are going to drive at the speed they want, but you insist on staying put in the left lane and force them to go around you erratically. Wouldn't it just be better to move right for 10 seconds to let them pass?


tech: September 24, 2015 12:49 p.m.

I'm still amused at the notion that someone would consider 60 mph "high speed" on "major arteries in the SCV".

When I was 8 years old, I drove 40 mph around a small oval track racing Quarter-Midget cars, winning numerous #1 trophies in the process.

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lars1: September 24, 2015 9:39 p.m.

The real problem is all the redlights.
THERE IS NO TRAFFIC SYNCHRONIZATION.

Low capacity feeders to main traffic roads get the green light as soon as they get near the intersection. The main traffic road gets the red light.

Driving and hitting one red light after another leads to frustration. People speed when they are frustrated.
I have seen lights go green for 2 seconds and then go red! What is that?


tianaxmarie: September 25, 2015 9:48 a.m.

The faster the car is going, the more likely someone is to be killed instead of just injured.

Not only does the speed limit need to be dropped but the lights need to be synchronized.

At 50 miles per hour people hit by vehicles statistically have no chance of surviving.

At 20 miles per hour, 9 out of 10 pedestrians survive, at 30 miles per hour, 5 out of 10 survive, and at 40 miles per hour, 1 out of 10 survive. (Study by humanimpact.org, but can also be seen elsewhere).

Our speed limits in Santa Clarita are unsurvivable. --edited.


tech: October 1, 2015 8:31 p.m.

At 0 MPH, 10 out of 10 pedestrians no doubt survive.

Where's your cost/benefit analysis, tianaxmarie? What do you propose?


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