This week, the State Senate will undertake a critical vote on a bill to make permanent the 5 year pilot of automated speed enforcement on Roosevelt Boulevard that will expire next month. We need the State Senate to amend the bill to allow expansion to other dangerous Philadelphia roads. Please send a letter today asking your Senator and Senate Leadership to expand automated speed enforcement in Philadelphia.
Why should speed enforcement be expanded?
Speeding motorists are killing a lot of Philadelphians and on more roads than Roosevelt Boulevard. In fact, speeding motorists account for killing 21% (1 out of 5) of those killed in traffic crashes in Philly on more roads than only the Boulevard.
Prepared by the City of Philadelphia using five years of PennDOT data, this map shows that multiple roads need speed enforcement, not just Roosevelt Boulevard. Additionally, this table below shows the other roads where speed-related crashes occurs. (KSI-Killed and Seriously Injured).
|Total Speeding-related Crashes
|Total Speeding-related KSI
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While Roosevelt Blvd has seen the number of speeding-related crashes decrease since cameras were installed, nearly all the other corridors on this list have seen rising numbers of speeding-related crashes. Citywide, speeding-related crashes increased from 15% of KSI crashes prior to 2020 to 21% of KSI crashes in 2022.