• HEADS UP! You could soon be driving slower on Atlanta streets ... Here's why

    By: Lauren Davis

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    ATLANTA - You could soon be driving slower inside Atlanta city limits. The City Council is about to vote on a measure that could lead to lowering the speed limit.

    Council members were inside City Hall Monday evening discussing a safety study about slower speed limits. 

    Many people Channel 2's Lauren Davis spoke with say they like the idea.

    Georgia State student Melina Moser rides a scooter to class, but she doesn't always feel safe. 

    "Being safest, I feel like I'm a 6," Moser said.

    She's not alone. Since January, three people have died and there have been more than 200 reported incidents.

    That's why Atlanta City Council is considering lowering the speed limit from 35 mph to 25.

    This comes after the transportation committee passed a resolution asking for a safety study to lower the speed limit.


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    "Right now, I don't make any predictions on what the speed limit will be," council member Andre Dickens said. "I'm interested in what the study says."

    Other large cities have dropped their speed limit to 25 mph.

    The Atlanta Bicycle Coalition says a slower speed is safer for those on two wheels.

    "If you're hit by a car going 20 miles per hour you are likely going to survive that crash," said Rebecca Serna, with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.

    Lowering the speed limits is something Moser can stand behind. 

    "I think it's a good idea. Maybe makes them a little more cautious, but I don't know how much they'd follow it," Moser said.

    If the council votes on the issue, the study will take 60 days.

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