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Speed Limit Reform Update: Amendments Curb AB 2363's Potential To Save Lives

April 27, 2018

  A bill that would have improved the way speed limits are created was amended in the Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday to just call for more study. Currently, speed limits are set by measuring the speed of drivers in free flow conditions, then, after measuring 100 drivers, the speed limit is set at the 5 mph increment nearest the speed of the 16th fastest driver (the 85th percentile speed). Half of the time, this means rounding up to an even higher speed. Assembly Bill 2363 (Friedman) would have allowed agencies to round down in locations with a high "potential... Read more >>

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