Speed Limits Lowered in Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA, GA- Ajc.com writes that drivers in Atlanta are going to have to slow down. Recently, the roads have been less crowded due to coronavirus and lockdowns. Soon, drivers will be returning, and many will be surprised to find out that the speed limit has been lowered to 25 miles per hour on most of Atlanta city roads.*
The Vision Zero initiative, which originated in Sweden during the 1990s, aims to eliminate traffic fatalities. One way the program works to reduce the risk of death is by slowing drivers down. The decision to lower speeds was made during a City Council meeting that was held virtually.
The reason for the move is an attempt to save future lives. According to a graphic presented by the city, 90 percent of pedestrians survive being struck by a car that is traveling twenty miles per hour. However, at 30 miles per hour, the survival rate drops to 50 percent. Some dispute the numbers provided, as other studies have indicated that the survival rate at 32 miles per hour is actually 25 percent. While the numbers may be up for debate, the fact that pedestrians are more likely to survive when cars are traveling slower remains true.
Some safety advocates would like to see the city install speed cameras as well in order to enforce the new slower speed limit. Critics argue that the move is just intended to help the city generate revenue.
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