Reduce Speed Limits in Residential and Urban Districts

The Georgia Code establishes 30 mph as the maximum speed limit in “any urban or residential district.”  (Section 40-6-181)

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By setting residential speed limits at 30 mph or less, government officials can untie the hands of local police officers.

Much of the threat to walking safely comes from motorists’ 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.  When people walking are hit by a car.

A modest decrease in vehicle speed can mean a dramatic increase in survival rates in pedestrian-vehicle crashes.