12625"Jaywalk This Way"
- Jan 25, 2014=v= Very good piece about targeting pedestrians rather than
motorists in the wake of pedestrian fatalities. Based on
recent events in New York City, but more widely applicable:
Of note: "Punishing pedestrians without first targeting bad
_drivers_ is the opposite of Broken Windows* -- instead of
deterring bad driver behavior, it enables it."
* Criminologists find the Broken Windows hypothesis lacking
in statistically-verified results. But it is what NYC's
Police Commissioner says he's doing.