Lower speed limit to make roads safer
Denise Provost writes: Secretary Richard Davey of the Department of Transportation believes that people will change their travel habits if they have, for instance, safer cycling and walking routes. The department says it will seek funding to achieve this goal, but one vital road safety element is already within reach: lowering the presumptive speed limit from 30 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h. on local roads.