Imagine having a whole year with zero traffic deaths in the entire city of Los Angeles. Sounds wonderful, right? That’s the ambitious goal of the city’s Vision Zero project, which aims to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2025. Currently, LA has about 200 road deaths per year, so reaching a level of zero will […]
Do Lower Speed Limits Prevent Pedestrian and Car Collisions?
Speed is a factor in more than half of all road accidents and one-third of all road fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. So it’s common sense that we should reduce speed limits to save lives, right? Not so fast. Traffic safety research shows mixed results for reducing speed limits because drivers […]