The Case for Slowing Down

Forgive the preachy and somewhat morbid post, but I think that it's important.  Pedestrians hit by moving vehicles have vastly different rates of survival depending on the speed of the vehicle on impact.  The numbers I've seen are:

95% survival at 20 mph
80% survival at 25 mph
55% survival at 30 mph
15% survival at 40 mph

Designing adequate greenways and sidewalks are crucial for a safe and effective transportation system, but driving responsibly makes a huge difference when these facilities don't exist.  Children and the elderly are the populations most vulnerable to vehicle/ pedestrian accidents.  Help make Pittsboro a safe place to walk.  


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