St. Louis residents request stricter speeding enforcement
Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
ST. LOUIS, MO – Citizens across the city are complaining to their elected officials about the prevalence of speeding vehicles in residential areas, according to a short report by KMOV4.
Ward 3 Alderman Brandon Bosley told KMOV that his constituents had repeatedly brought the issue to his attention. The city will install an additional 40 speedbumps in his ward soon, and he has advocated for reducing the speed limit in neighborhoods from 30 mph to 20 mph. According to a study reviewed by the US Department of Transportation, pedestrians struck by vehicles traveling at 20 mph have roughly a 95% survival rate. That rate drops to just 60% for pedestrians struck by vehicles traveling 30 mph.
Ward 15 Alderman Megan Green said that she too had received a number of speeding-related complaints from her constituents, and was lobbying for additional speedbumps in her ward as well.
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