Transportation Alternative's "Slow It Down: Managing Speed for Safety"

November 09, 2022

Every year, speeding is a contributing factor in nearly 1/3rd of all fatal crashes. In 2020 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimated that speeding killed over 11,000 people on U.S. roads. For every one mile per hour increase in a vehicle’s speed, an individual is three percent more likely to be killed in a collision. Small differences in speed can mean life or death. Combatting this deadly driving behavior with every possible tool — policy, street design, technology — is critical to the safety of all road users, particularly our most vulnerable.

Hear from elected representatives, engineers and planners, and advocates who are proving we can (and must!) manage speed for safety.

• Amy Cohen, Co-Founder, Families for Safe Streets

• Luana Broshears, Planning and Safety Director, Institute of Transportation Engineers

• Ethan Fawley, Vision Zero Program Coordinator, City of Minneapolis

• Senator Brad Hoylman, New York State, 27th District

• Kim Wiley-Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Education and Outreach, NYC Department of Transportation