City reminds drivers that ’15 is Fast Enough’ near schools

The City recently completed the installation of nearly 400 signs that display reduced speed limits around schools in Sacramento.

The change comes from a Council resolution in June establishing a 15-mph speed limit near 115 public, private and charter schools within the City of Sacramento.

Speed limits were reduced near school zones on 225 two-lane residential streets within the city from 30 or 25 mph to 15 mph, as defined by California Vehicle Code.

The new speed limits are a part of Vision Zero, a plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Sacramento by 2027.

Originally slated to be completed in winter 2019, City Public Works crews worked diligently to install all signs in a speedy three-month period, just in time for the start of Sacramento Unified School Districts first day of instruction.

According to the most recent rankings from California’s Office of Traffic Safety, Sacramento had the highest rate of speed-related traffic fatalities of any city in the state. Sacramento also was the worst city in California for collisions in which a pedestrian under the age of 15 was killed or severely injured.

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