You’ve heard it over and over; slow down! Especially in school zones. But why? Because higher speeds translate to higher death rates in the case of collissions.

Did you know that at 20 miles per hour, a pedestrian has a 5% chance of being killed if struck by a vehicle, but at 40 miles per hour, the chance goes up to around 85%?!

Thanks to Bike to Work Barb for sending me this information on how a small increase in speed results in a disproportionately large increase in pedestrian fatalities.

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