As Miami’s daily traffic tie-ups continue to plague drivers, Miami city commissioners will be getting together next month to vote on whether to cut down the speed limits in several neighborhoods to 25 miles per hour in an effort to make them safer.
The reduced speed will likely cause some degree of controversy. After all, everyone’s in a hurry to reach their destination, and arriving late somewhere is typically due to slow moving traffic on major roadways, like Dixie Highway for example. To circumvent these traffic jams, drivers often navigate through residential streets, and these are exactly the streets that the commissioners will be aiming to address.
Miami isn’t the first city to propose a speed limit reduction. Neighboring Coral Gables recently made headlines when it decided to reduce the speed limit to 25 miles per hour. Two years ago, New York became the first state in the country to give it a shot, and now other major cities are following in its footsteps.
The goal is largely boosting the safety of pedestrians, residents, cyclists and fellow drivers. After all, colliding at a lower speed can significantly lessen the odds of death, and there are fewer odds of colliding in the first place.
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