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No Need for Excessive Speed – 没有必要超速

No Need for Excessive Speed – 没有必要超速

March 4, 2020 –

In a City as busy as Toronto, we are understandably in a hurry to get from Point A to Point B as quickly as possible.

However, this should not come at the cost of your life or the lives of others.

In Toronto, we routinely see speeding vehicles being pulled over by police on freeways, main roads and even on the smallest of side streets.

In Scarborough-Agincourt – the area I have served as both Member of Parliament and local Councillor – we’ve had a number of fatalities stemming from speeding vehicles. A young man driving at 180 km/h down Kennedy Road died, after hitting a concrete pole and splitting his vehicle in half. An 11 year old student walking home from school who was hit in a residential area.

My question to speeders “What could possibly be so urgent that you need to drive at these breakneck speeds?”

As a Member of Parliament, I tabled a Private Member’s Bill calling for the mandatory installation of car speed limiters, capping car speeds at 150 km/h. Toronto City Council previously passed a Motion directing the City Manager to appeal to the federal government, asking for consideration on this same matter.

In January, as part of the City of Toronto’s Vision Zero plan, speed limits were reduced on most major arteries, from 60 km/h to 50 km/h. Automated Speed Enforcement, a system that uses cameras and speed measurement devices to detect speeding vehicles, was introduced within two school zones in each of Toronto’s 25 Wards.

These efforts to reduce speeds are to make sure everyone gets home alive, not to make life more difficult.

There’s simply no excuse for speeding! Your life and that of others is far more important than getting somewhere a few minutes faster. If you have a need for speed, take it to the racetrack. Do not take it to the roads that you, your neighbours, friends and family frequent.

 

没有必要超速

 

像在多伦多这样繁忙的城市里,我们急于尽快从A点到B点是可以理解的。

然而,这不应该以您或他人的生命为代价。

在多伦多,我们经常看到在高速公路、主干道甚至在横街窄巷里被警察拦截的超速车辆。

在士嘉堡——爱静阁,我曾是该地区的国会议员也是该地区现任的市议员。我们已经有好些因超速导致死亡的案例。一名年轻的男子在肯尼迪路上以每小时180公里的时速驾驶,撞到一根混凝土柱子,车被劈成两半,男子当场死亡。另一名11岁孩子在住宅区放学步行回家途中也被撞。

我对超速者的疑问是:“您有什么需要这么紧急,以至于您以如此高的速度驾驶?”

作为国会议员时,我曾提出了一项个别议员法案强制安装汽车限速器,最高限速为每小时150公里。之前,多伦多市议会曾通过一项议案,指示市府经理上诉联邦政府要求对此事进行审议。

今年1月,作为多伦多市“零死亡愿景计划”的一部分,大部分主干道的速度限制都降低了,从每小时60公里降低到每小时50公里。在多伦多25个区里均有两个校区采用摄像头及测速设备来检测超速车辆的自动测速执法系统。

这些努力降低速度的措施是为了确保每个人都能活着回家,而不是让生活更加困难。

根本没有任何超速的借口!您的生活及别人的工作比快几分钟到达某地要重要得多。如果您需要高速驾驶,请到赛道上。不要在您、邻居、朋友和家人经常去的道路上超速驾驶。