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Speed demons, beware

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by Tai Moses

The city is going to be lowering speed limits on dozens of major streets inside Austin’s urban core. As the Transportation Department explains, existing speed limits on many city streets were decided long before the city’s population exploded and Austin became the major metropolis it is today. Engineering studies have concluded that making adjustments will “better align speed limits with the city as it exists today.” The department also points out, “Speed is the number one contributing factor to fatal crashes in Austin, and combined with other strategies, reducing speed limits is one way the city is working to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on city streets to zero.” Check out this map of the speed limit changes – and prepare to take your foot off the gas.

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