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California's New Vision Zero Task Force Convenes

A new state task could prove its seriousness about ending traffic fatalities, by recommending that two of its most populated counties test speed cameras on highways.
June 28, 2019, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"As pedestrian, bicycling and auto fatalities continue to mount, California will convene a new Zero Traffic Fatalities Task Force this week to consider a variety of ways to slow drivers," reports Gary Richards.

Among the proposals expected to potentially emerge from the task force is a test of automated speed cameras in San Jose and San Francisco. The idea was last proposed by failed legislation at the state, but the appetite might be growing as tragedies mount on the streets and highways of the region.

The task force is targeting December 2020 to produce a series of recommendations. "Other ideas may include reducing local speed limits by 5 miles per hour, lowering the DUI level to 0.05, replacing dangerous intersections with roundabouts, narrowing lanes and installing rumble strips on more roads," according to Richards.

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Published on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 in The Mercury News
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