Speed limits in Washington, D.C. are safer for everyone.
"The default speed limit on the streets of the District will drop to 20 mph from 25 mph beginning Monday [June 1]," reports Luz Lazo.
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser announced the new traffic safety measure last week, saying the new speed limit is essential for the District to achieve Vision Zero goals to eliminate traffic fatalities.
The article puts the decision to lower speed limits on D.C. streets in context of the other cities, like Seattle and New York, which have taken similar measures in recent years, as well as the traffic safety rationale behind the decision.
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