How to kill speed and save lives
Much of the threat to pedestrians comes from drivers’ speed. The faster a motorist drives, the more likely he or she is to be in a crash, and the more likely injuries to a person on foot will be serious, if not fatal.
Abbadabba’s – PEDS Partnership
We’re thrilled that Abbadabba’s, a company that shares our passion for walking, is partnering with us to encourage metro Atlanta drivers to slow down.
SLOW DOWN signs
Yard signs play a big role in our Kill Speed / Save Lives Initiative. SLOW DOWN signs are available at all Abbadabba’s shoe stores. You can pick up signs at Abbadabba’s stores in Little Five Points, Buckhead, East Cobb or Kennesaw.
With your help, we can put the brakes on speeding. Representatives of civic organizations and Parent Teacher Associations in metro Atlanta may have up to 25 signs to distribute at neighborhood or PTA meetings. Signs are for use in metro Atlanta and may not be sold.
Avoid placing signs between the sidewalk and the street
Yard signs must be posted on private property.
- Signs are prohibited on public property, including refuge islands, landscape buffers or parks.
- In the City of Atlanta signs must be placed at least 6 to 7 feet back from the street.
- In DeKalb County signs must be placed at least 10 feet back from the street.
Speed enforcement efforts underway
In addition to the yard signs, we have partnered with multiple Atlanta-area Police Departments to focus speed enforcement in areas with high rates of pedestrian crashes. PEDS supports these operations by providing educational flyers and training in pedestrian safety enforcement to the police.