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>Driving 40 miles/hour anywhere with pedestrians/cyclists is incredibly dangerous. If hit at that speed, a pedestrian/cyclist will almost certainly die.

The former doesn't follow from the latter. I mean, by leaving your house, you might slip and fall and die; that does not mean leaving your house is incredibly dangerous, because we have to account for both the severity of the outcome and the probability of it.




Traffic accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the USA among young healthy people.

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/07/us/pedestrian-deaths.html

People who are drunk should not be thinking “Oh I am only driving 40 miles/hour on an arterial road. I am not doing anything dangerous.” Driving a car is inherently one of the most dangerous things most of us do on a daily basis, and should be treated carefully and respectfully.


It's a bit off topic but I was recently reading about alcohol taxation and found out that many pedestrian deaths also occur when the pedestrian is drunk and that it's incredibly dangerous as well, something I hadn't considered. So don't drive or walk (or bike or Lime or whatever) drunk

https://www.alcohol.org/guides/walking-drunk/




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