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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

County Executive Leggett Comments on Office of Legislative Oversight’s Speed Camera Study

Responding to the Office of Legislative Oversight’s (OLO) report on speed cameras, the County Executive stated, “The report confirms what we have been saying all along about speed cameras – slowing traffic down reduces collisions and makes our roads safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

“OLO found that, in the first year, collisions near speed camera sites declined by 28 percent and the percentage of vehicles traveling at or below the speed limit increased by about 20 percent. What is even more compelling is that serious collisions involving an injury or fatality declined by 39 percent.”

Leggett said that speed cameras curb aggressive driving and are an important tool in the County’s efforts to improve traffic safety and protect pedestrians.

Link to the entire report (pdf)
CATEGORIES: Safespeed
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