Lower Speed Limits (One Response)

Lowering Speed Limits

  • The minimum speed limit for urban streets in Massachusetts is 30mph.
  • It is possible for municipalities to set lower speed limits in some circumstances. However the regulatory process that municipalities are required to follow makes it difficult to set special speed limits below the state minimum.
  • The faster a car travels, the more dangerous it becomes.
  • Survivability increases significantly as vehicle speeds decrease.


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