The City has put CPD’s traffic enforcement information up for the years 2010-2014. It’s pretty interesting to play with, though until Wil and I can parse out more from the charge codes to figure out how much truck enforcement is going on and so forth, it’s mostly notable for displaying that some streets get no speeding enforcement. From talks with the previous City Manager, that makes sense because unless someone is really flying down a street like Harvey, for example, it’s apparently just too easy to get a speeding ticket of less than 10 MPH over the limit dismissed. And as fast as cars may seem like they’re moving on those streets, it’s a rarity that they’re going 10 MPH above the speed limit. Comparing failure to yield enforcement efforts to what we see in real life is also a pretty interesting exercise.
Anyway, play with the data, see what trends you can find and share them on the blog. We have a long ways to go to make our streets and sidewalks acceptably safe for everyone and understanding CPD’s traffic enforcement efforts will help these discussions be more productive.