With all due respect, I suggest Councilman David Golonski take a good look at his own record before he criticizes state Assemblyman Paul Krekorian’s support of Assembly Bill 64 (“Krekorian’s bill discussion interrupted,” Sept. 16). Golonski, more than any other member of the City Council, has helped to foster the speeding epidemic, which is rapidly turning deadly. I say this because he has been a member of the council longer than anybody else and yet done nothing to solve two of the root causes of this epidemic.
The first problem is a preponderance of traffic scofflaws who use motor vehicles to flagrantly demonstrate their contempt for the law by speeding (often at twice the posted limit), weaving in and out, passing to the right and cutting off other motorists. A corollary to this is the pedestrians who ignore the crosswalk signals and step out in front of moving cars, apparently feeling that it’s OK to cross as long as the traffic signal is green.