Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Do Speed Cameras Make Pedestrians Safer?
It you have ever wondered if speed cameras do anything to protect pedestrians, take a look at this report. The report mentions pedestrians and cyclists in passing. Most of the text addresses money, legal issues, and public perception. There is a lot of data concerning drivers, but pedestrians are only counted once they are hit. No information or consideration was given to pedestrian behaviors. There are a lot of charts showing what drivers are up to, and none on pedestrian traffic or activities.
Notice that pedestrians did not benefit from speed cameras as drivers did. Why is that, do you suppose?
Here are excepts from the report showing the portions that refer to pedestrians.