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Webinar: Are We There Yet? Best Practices in Speed Management
December 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
Cities, states, and national agencies are increasingly recognizing that managing vehicle speeds is an essential component to reducing serious injuries and fatalities from motor vehicles. National agencies have recommended removing the guidance to set speeds based on the 85th percentile (National Traffic Safety Board and NACTO) or has expanded the factors being considered in setting speeds (National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices). In addition, cities such as Boston and Seattle have lowered citywide speed limits as part of Vision Zero efforts. In this webinar, listen to change-makers working at the state and national levels to improve speed management practices while including equity considerations. The speakers will discuss managing speeds while being responsive to concerns around policing, recent national research, and state efforts to consider alternatives to the 85th percentile for speed setting.