State Police, Hebert discuss E. Main accident
An article on Projo.com this morning quotes both State Police Captain James Swanberg and Portsmouth Police Chief Lance Hebert in a way which raises a troubling question about the accident on Tuesday. Here's the relevant passage:
Tuesday’s incident, at the bottom of Quaker Hill near Brooks Pharmacy, marked the third car-pedestrian accident in the last two years on the same mile-long stretch of East Main Road, where speed has long worried law-enforcement officials.
Swanberg said there was no indication that Mooney exceeded the “normal flow of traffic.”
But he and Portsmouth Police Chief Lance Hebert agreed that the “normal flow” is 10 to 15 mph above the posted limit of 25 mph.
“The flow is 35 to 40 miles an hour — except when I have a police officer there. Then, it’s 25,” Hebert said.
— Via Providence Journal
What would a reasonable person infer from the above?