Toronto’s transportation division may lower the speed limit in selected residential areas from 40 km/h to 30 km/h. In the zones affected, 25% of a street’s residents would have to agree. If you drive it might sound frustrating BUT it’s hard to argue with the next statistic. According to Toronto’s Road to Health report a pedestrian hit by a vehicle travelling at 50 km/h has an 85 per cent chance of dying, while a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at 30 km/h has only a 5 per cent chance of dying.
To read more about “Toronto eyeing new 30 km/h speed limit policy for residential streets” visit http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2015/04/06/toronto-eyeing-new-30-kmh-speed-limit-policy-for-residential-streets.html