More than 112,500 people lost their lives in speed-related crashes from 2005 to 2014, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic deaths in America over that period. In a draft report released earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board says excessive speed is a deadly problem in our nation's transportation system -- one that federal and state officials aren't doing enough to address.
20 is plenty for Seattle. The City Council voted unanimously yesterday to lower speed limits on residential streets to 20 miles per hour. On all other streets, the default speed limit will be 25 mph, though speed limits may vary on major roadways. The change is part of the city’s Vision Zero effort, aimed at eliminating […]
Seattle is getting serious about reducing the threat of lethal motor vehicle speeds. The city is moving to lower speed limits on neighborhood streets from 25 mph to 20 mph later this year. On big arterial streets, the city will determine speed limits on a case-by-case basis, but the default will be reduced from 35 mph to […]