Gah. A "quick" trip into a part of town I seldom visit was, yesterday, grossly delayed by the fact that a good sized portion of the city in which I live is now a 20mph zone.
The (primarily) Liberal Demo-prat council have deemed that this will reduce speeding, hence cutting accidents and lowering pedestrian injury rates.
It won't. People who are going to speed will still speed. The 30 zones weren't enforced - nor are the 20s. Pointless.
I stick to the speed limits almost all the time, and yet, have to avoid pedestrians who simply walk out in front of me, without even looking to see if there is any traffic coming, on a daily basis. What happened to the green cross code?
Maybe if Jay-Walking was an offence (and actually enforced), it would have more impact on pedestrian injury rates..