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If you could save a person’s life, would you slow down?
Of course you would.
Convincing your neighbor might be more complicated. Luckily, science is on your side.
Transportation Alternatives just launched a campaign to lower New York City’s speed limit to a safe 20 mph. Why 20 mph? Because science says that 20 mph is the difference between life and death.
In people-packed New York, more than 14,500 pedestrians and bicyclists are struck by drivers every year. There is one factor that decides whether or not a person survives that crash: speed.
Here’s how to convince your neighbor that 30 mph, New York City’s current speed limit, isn’t safe enough:
The science behind the life-saving capacity of 20 mph is simple: the speed of a car or truck increases exponentially, and so does the distance required to stop that car or truck, and so does the striking force when that car or truck hits a human being. Tell your neighbors.
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