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Slow Roads Save Lives – Setting Speed Limits for Safety

November 7, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Slow Roads Saves Lives” calls on everyone – you, your neighbors, local leaders, traffic engineers – to embrace slowing down and saving lives. Speed limits are the most common way that we regulate individual speed choices in order to control the significant risks drivers can impose on others. The Slow Roads Saves Lives campaign sees speed limits as a tool for controlling risk based upon known injury severity rates at different speeds. The power of slower speeds is that they lessen risk and save lives by making a person hit at the legal speed limit more likely to survive.

Join the League on November 7, 2023 at 3 pm ET as the “Slow Roads Save Lives” campaign features two experts on injury risk severity and its relationship to speed.

David Harkey, President · Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
David has worked on expert systems for speed limit setting and whose organization has led on research showing the safety impact of slower speed limits.

Brian Tefft, Principal Researcher · AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
Brian published the influential 2011 study “Impact Speed and a Pedestrian’s Risk of Severe Injury or Death” and continues to publish research on speed limits.