Saturday, February 25, 2012

30% of cars on Brentlawn go over 60 km/h

Wanting to have an idea of how many cars speed through Brentlawn Drive during rush hour, I decided to record the traffic between 4:35 and 5:59.  The distance within view of the camera being over 100 meters,  I timed how long it took for each car to pass through the view of the camera to get a rough average speed along the stretch in view of the camera.  The speeds are likely greater than I measured as I based my calculations on 100 meters and the distance is actually greater.  As the title suggests, many cars are well over the speed limit.  Travelling at 10 km/h over the speed limit on a major road is considered to be pushing the limits.  Doing the same thing on Brentlawn Drive is more than just pushing the limits; it is excessive.  To make it worse, the drivers were speeding while it was pouring rain.  Here is the breakdown of the stats:

A total of 315 cars were recorded passing through Brentlawn Drive between 4:35 and 5:59 on Friday February 24.  
  • 158 cars travelled below 55 km/h
  • 157 cars (49.8%) travelled in excess of 55 km/h
  • 96 cars (30.4%) travelled in excess of 60 km/h
  • 57 cars (18.1%) travelled in excess of 65 km/h
  • 27 cars (8.6%) travelled in excess of 70 km/h
  • 8 cars (2.5%) travelled in excess of 75 km/h
  • 2 cars travelled in excess of 80 km/h
There would have been higher speeds and more speeders if oncoming traffic had not slowed drivers down and if it hadn't been raining.

Here are some of the highlights (lowlights, really):


  1. With low traffic volumes, I wont bother for this kind of speed being maintained. Get on to something constructive. I dont know about yours, but stop wasting my time.

  2. Does this mean that you are pro-speeding? Would you care to share how your time is wasted by what is posted on this blog?