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The impact of speed on your 6 o’clock news

Making news: Slowing down saves lives

ABC7 in the Greater Washington D.C. area produced this coverage of a local public awareness demonstration to highlight the impacts of 35-mph vs. 25-mph.

This is certainly something we’ve discussed here on MyWHaT


I can only hope that the regional MDOT office includes speed, as a safety concern for pedestrians, as one of their metrics for determining safety along Division St.– State road officials begin study on dangers of Division (UpNorthLive).

Using the intersection of Division St. and 11th, here is a visualization the impact of speed has on stopping distances.


And, a reminder from the archives from a previous post borrowed from America Walks, the Anatomy of a Pedestrian Fatality



  1. August 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Great post! Reminds me of the “20’s Plenty” campaign in the UK. We should start something similar here in USA.


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