Crossing that street on foot at least three times a week, I see students texting, on skateboards and engaging in other distractions; they assume they cannot be hit by speeding cars. Yes, they should be more careful, but remember: Young adult and adolescent brains are not fully developed. Also, in addition to CSUN, there are two high schools on Zelzah.
Lower, properly enforced speed limits are the key to tackling all the costs and nuisances of traffic (Letters, 25 March). A report from the Policy Studies Institute in 1996 concluded that speed limits on main roads should be reduced, with the speed limit on motorways certainly no higher than 60mph. The immediate consequence of strict enforcement of lower limits would be reductions in road crashes and casualties, fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and noise. Traffic levels would be reduced by checking and then reversing the tendency for car journeys and lorry hauls to increase in length. The default speed limit in towns should be 20mph.