Photo radar solves everything
RE: Traffic calming measures
In a so-called effort to “calm” vehicular traffic in Hamilton, many electronic signs have been placed at strategic locations, showing the speed of a passing vehicle. Other actions taken for a similar purpose are reduction of driving lanes, and introduction of pedestrian crossing lights unsynchronized with traffic lights at nearby intersections. Most of these actions are a waste of money, and instead of calming the drivers they end up irritating them.
When it comes to meaningful actions to “calm” the traffic on the Linc, the Red Hill and the 403, the city appears to be all talk and not much action. Mayor Fred Eisenberger is reported to have said: “The city has taken steps to improve visibility and enforce the speed limit, including adding reflective devices and bigger signs” — a waste of money as all these are ignored by speeding drivers.
Death has a certain finality that is somehow not recognized by many speeding drivers, or by many city councillors, until it hits close to home. Stop talking and stop wasting money on useless gimmickry — get on with installing photo radar on the highways mentioned above. And thank you for your views, Coun. Sam Merulla. Jaggi Tandan, Hamilton