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1 School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:49 am

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So they are changing it.I am surprised that there was no limit.

When I lived in the States it was always from dawn to dusk, 7 days a week.

2 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:56 am

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Someone suggested this was nothing more than setting the stage for more cash grabs. I agree.

Tell me, have there been many incidents where kids have been hurt because someone drove 50khp by a school?

Will the injuries be less severe or avoided altogether if we are driving 40kph? 30kph?

Will speed limits be lowered on higher speed roads? Will it be reduced from 80 to 40? 60 - 40?

Awareness will do a better job IMO.


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3 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:13 am

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"Will speed limits be lowered on higher speed roads? Will it be reduced from 80 to 40? 60 - 40?"

Thats the real interesting one. Will the schools on high speed areas DRASTICALLY reduce the speed to the "30" that is normal in schools or just go down to the 50 that the other schools are all at?


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4 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:15 am

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I can't answer any of your questions, I would assume if a kid came running out into the street, you would have a better chance of not hitting him if you were going 30 rather than 50 or 60???

I disagree on the cash grab part as I don't consider photo radar a cash grab (but that's been debated at length already)

5 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:19 am

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yeah but its not just about the kids.. its about traffic flow.


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6 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:46 am

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Shouldn't it be about the kids though at least in this instance?

7 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:15 pm

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Perhaps the high speed road or school should not have been built next to each other then?


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8 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:47 pm

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But it's not about the kids. It's about increased revenue.

Photo Radar vans? Not about the kids - increased revenue.

And you're pretty naive if you think they're not about revenue. There are a lot better ways to decrease speeding in school zones during rush hour than parking a radar truck out at 7am Sunday morning.


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9 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:52 pm

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like say.. perhaps HUGE FARKING SIGNS WITH LIGHTS ON TOP THAT FLASH TO LET YOU KNOW YOU HAVE ENTERED A SAFETY AREA?


Instead of tiny little cars that hide that actually are in the way and could cause more of a problem just by being there?


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10 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:58 pm

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St Norberter wrote:But it's not about the kids. It's about increased revenue.

Photo Radar vans? Not about the kids - increased revenue.

And you're pretty naive if you think they're not about revenue. There are a lot better ways to decrease speeding in school zones during rush hour than parking a radar truck out at 7am Sunday morning.

I am not naive, I agree with the above.

There should be big flashing signs, and it should be in force for certain hours every day (playgrounds etc)

After all that, then they should have a radar car to catch those that are speeding through

11 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:08 pm

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USApegger wrote:
St Norberter wrote:But it's not about the kids. It's about increased revenue.

Photo Radar vans? Not about the kids - increased revenue.

And you're pretty naive if you think they're not about revenue. There are a lot better ways to decrease speeding in school zones during rush hour than parking a radar truck out at 7am Sunday morning.

I am not naive, I agree with the above.

There should be big flashing signs, and it should be in force for certain hours every day (playgrounds etc)

After all that, then they should have a radar car to catch those that are speeding through

if we had the huge signs and certain hours enforced. I would totally be cool with quadrupling the fines of anyone caught by camera or cop then.


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12 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:16 pm

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How many schools are built on High Speed roads? I can't think of any school zones that are in the 80KM range or even 70 with the exception of RRC but I don't think that qualifies.

13 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:18 pm

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Not just the speed though... high troughput roads too is where the problem will be. TONS of schools next to those.

And.. whats high speed? 60? 70? 80?


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14 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:46 pm

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87% of cars driving in Winnipeg have to go 20KM/hour because of the potholes!

The last time I drove by a school the kids walking were passing my car! lol



Money grab- tickets being given out at 3AM Sunday morning


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15 Re: School Speed Limits on Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:41 pm

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Stonekiller wrote:How many schools are built on High Speed roads? I can't think of any school zones that are in the 80KM range or even 70 with the exception of RRC but I don't think that qualifies.
How many schools are there on Grant Avenue alone?
What about Harrow? Or Corydon? Portage Ave? Main Street?
There are schools all over the place.
The street does not have to be 70 or 80 KM.
I think Winnipegs revenue problems will be solved.
Too bad the law won't help the spending problem!

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