“20 Is Plenty” Pledge Unites Frisco Residents
Frisco men are starting of the new year with a resolution to slow down in neighborhoods where kids play. As reported by WFAA news, fathers in Frisco, TX are asking drivers to reduce speed to 20 mph while driving residential streets. The “20 is plenty” pledge has several hundred followers to date – and given the press coverage it’s starting to receive, that number should increase dramatically.
Say what you will about New Years’ Resolutions, this is one that every driver should consider keeping.
The problem with fast driving in neighborhoods isn’t the speed, per se. The problem is that a speeding car is disproportionate in its relation to other objects. That’s a fancy way of saying that while you are doing forty, a small child is doing a fraction of that. On Central Expressway, where everyone is doing 50+ miles per hour, the difference in speed from one car to another is relatively small (ten or fifteen mph at most). In a neighborhood, the span is much greater. The larger the span in speed between objects the larger the chance that a) a collision will occur and b) the damage from that collision will be severe.
In 2009, for example, a Frisco child was hit by a speeding car in his neighborhood. Both of his legs were broken. Stories like this are cause for conscientious drivers everywhere to consider their speed when navigating residential streets.
As the new year kicks off, the Dallas accident lawyers at the Rasansky Law Firm invite you to take the pledge these Frisco residents have – in a residential neighborhood, “20 Is Plenty.”