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Council member seeks to slash Baltimore speed limits to save pedestrians

Council member seeks to slash Baltimore speed limits to save pedestrians

Drivers would have to slow down to 25 mph on Baltimore’s main thoroughfares under a proposal from a City Council member who wants to protect pedestrians from what he calls a “lethal environment.”

The bill that Ryan Dorsey introduced Monday at the council’s meeting would also impose a 20 mph limit on side streets. It’s supported by 10 of the council’s 15 members.

Dorsey cited research that shows people on foot are much more likely to survive being hit by vehicles traveling at lower speeds, as well as the city’s reputation for bad driving.

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