A Long-Lost Federal Speed Limit Rule Would Save Thousands of Lives
After the federal government set maximum highway speed limits at 55 miles per hour, states spent decades undermining the rule.
California Bill Would Require Speed Governors on Cars
The legislation would call for speed-limiting technology on cars made and sold in the state that would keep speeds to no more than 10 miles over the posted speed limit.
Busting a Common Myth About Speeding
Drivers sometimes defend speeding by arguing that it is safe as long as other drivers are also speeding. This argument only makes sense in the context of a limited-access highway.
Denver Road Fatalities at Record High in 2023
The city says it is accelerating its Vision Zero initiative to improve road safety for pedestrians and vulnerable road users.
Lower Speed Limits as a Climate Action Tool
Slowing down traffic can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in addition to improving roadway safety.
NYC Legislators Continue Fight to Set Own Speed Limits
Advocates say lower speed limits save lives and prevent fatal crashes on busy city streets.
Phoenix Approves Speed Limit Reductions
The city lowered speed limits on 15 street segments to improve traffic safety and bring them in line with regulations.
Vision Zero at Work: Hoboken Celebrates Seven Years of Zero Traffic Deaths
The New Jersey city implemented simple yet impactful changes to eliminate traffic fatalities.
How Speed Governors Could Save Lives
Most personal vehicles can travel at speeds of over 100 miles per hour, far above any U.S. speed limit. Why?
Study: Road Design, Speed Key Factors in Pedestrian Deaths
A recent study emphasizes the importance of good road design and low speed limits in keeping pedestrians safe.
Opinion: D.C. Should Go All in on Traffic Cameras
More widespread deployment of automated enforcement sensors could change the system from one of high fines and sparse enforcement to one that encourages more extensive behavior change.
San Francisco Will Lower Speed Limits on 23 Streets
A 2021 state law allows cities to reduce speed limits next to ‘business activity districts.’
Study: Streets With High Foot Traffic Also See High Driving Speeds
A detailed study of where people walk reveals that driving speeds on many of the streets most used by pedestrians in U.S. cities are higher than recommended speeds, putting pedestrians at higher risk for serious injuries and death.
Virginia DOT To Reduce Speed Limit on Richmond Highway
The Alexandria-to-Mount Vernon corridor has one of the highest crash rates on the roadway.
U.S. Road Deaths Keep Rising
Traffic safety advocates urge cities and states to lower speed limits and improve pedestrian infrastructure to stem the growth in traffic deaths and injuries.
Texas State Bills Would Let Cities Lower Speed Limits
The proposed legislation would give cities the ability to reduce neighborhood speed limits without having to produce expensive traffic studies.
Study: Seattle’s Lower Speed Limits Reduced Crash Injuries
A change in the city’s speed limits has been shown to reduce the likelihood of injuries during collisions.
Washington Focuses Road Safety Efforts on Individuals, Neglecting Design
Legislative efforts to reduce traffic deaths could move the needle toward Vision Zero, but state leaders failed to commit infrastructure funds to making structural improvements.
Columbus Could Lower Downtown Speed Limits
The city council will vote on a proposal to lower speed limits to 25 miles per hour to improve safety and make downtown more walkable and welcoming to pedestrians.
Oklahoma City Updates, Expands Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program
The city announced a new cost-sharing plan and an expanded set of speed reduction devices available to neighborhoods wanting to improve traffic safety.
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