I support reductions in speed limits on the basis that if shit drivers are moving more slowly, both them and other road users have more time to react, plus the consequences of any accidents are less significant.
I believe that drumming the mantra "speed kills" into people has had the effect that people now equate speed above the posted limit with danger, and conversely, speed below the limit with safety.
I've heard it more than once after an accident:
"Ooh, but I wasn't speeding"
as if that is the only metric with which we can measure safe driving.
If you remove the need for people to be responsible for their actions, then they will stop being responsible for their actions.
Scrap speed limits.
Scrap cycle lanes.
Scrap all the paint on the roads.
Scrap traffic lights.
Scrap pedestrian crossings.
Start prosecuting when RTCs do occur.
Make it so people have to think about their road use, and they will think about their road use, not creep along, blinkers on, with the sound of cyclists being clipped off the wing drowned out by the incessant tones of Jeremy "No you're not a serious **** journalist" Vine.