Pass a Safe Neighborhood Streets Bill in 2019
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Speed is one of the lead killers on Texas streets, like drunk driving and distracted driving, yet our state and local policies encourage Texans to drive too fast. If a person is hit by a car going 20 mph, they have a 95% chance of surviving, but speeding up to just 40 mph means only a 15% chance of survival. 750 people die every year in Texas from "speed related" crashes - two people every single day.
Texas cities need to establish safe design speed policies to build modern streets and neighborhoods that are safe for our growing population, but state law maintains an antiquated default - prima facie - speed limit of 30 mph. The Texas legislature should reduce the prima facia speed limit and allow cities to pursue efficient strategies to build safe residential neighborhoods for all the people of Texas.
Every Texas kid deserves the freedom of playing in their yard and walking around their neighborhood without the fear of dying in a high speed car crash.
Find out more at: http://www.VisionZeroTexas.org
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