Lower RHVP and Linc speed lim­its to 70

RE: Why are there so many crashes on the Red Hill? (July 17)

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

The Park­way is not at fault. It never has been, it never will be. It’s the hu­mans driv­ing their car, trucks, bikes that are 100 per cent at fault. Ei­ther they’re not pay­ing at­ten­tion to the traf­fic and road con­di­tions.

You can line the Linc and RHVP with cars full of peo­ple and no one would get hurt. But let them do 100+ km/h and chaos en­sues, peo­ple die. It’s still not the road’s fault.

Just con­sider how many mil­lions of pas­sen­ger miles have been safely driven since the roads went in. They are safe roads. Th­ese are not high­ways though the pub­lic uses them as such.

Now, if, you want to make them safer sim­ply re­duce the speed from 90 to 70 km/h. That’s still 20 km/h faster than any other city road so no one should com­plain. It’d be a great ‘cash cow’ for the city as well, catch­ing speed­ers do­ing 100+ in a 70 zone!

If the city is se­ri­ously con­cerned about safety, rather then do a two-year long real study, re­duce the speed to 70, count the beans and post the re­sults. Jay Miller, Greensville

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