There’s a new push to lower speed limits on city streets across the state.
In Texas, the posted speed limit on most urban streets is 30 miles per hour. That’s also the default speed limit when there’s no sign posted. But lawmakers in Austin are considering dropping it to 25 mph.
Supporters say it would reduce crashes and save lives.
In fact, a traffic study done by AAA says lowering speed limits from 30 to 25 miles per hour could increase a pedestrian’s odds of surviving being hit by a car by 43 percent.
Do you think this is a good idea?