If current office holders and their appointees spent any time at all inhabiting the streets by means other than autos, they'd grasp the situation fairly quickly.
But they don't, so pedestrians like me need to remind them as often as possible that their perspective is skewed. There are elements of intellectual laziness and political cowardice as well, but why pile on?
Here's another example from Rhode Island.
Nice Try, But No.
This video is from Waterfire night, and is taken from in front of the police station--if people speed with impunity there, where won't they speed?