Seattle DOT lowers most speed limits to 25 mph

Posted on Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 12:15 pm    

SEATTLE, WA – The Seattle Department of Transportation has finished work on its project to lower speed limits on most city streets to 25 miles per hour, KOMO News reports.

Crews added approximately 2,500 new speed limit signs covering some 415 miles of city roads as part of the city’s Vision Zero initiative. Studies have suggested that the lower speed limits could reduce traffic collisions by as much as 40%.

SDOT is also working with the Washington State Department of Transportation to reduce speed limits on the city’s highways as well.

The move comes after a year in which traffic fatalities increased nation-wide even as COVID restrictions reduced traffic.

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