Council Pushes For Slower Driving While CMPD Decreases Tickets

Our Executive Director Shannon Binns was interviewed by WFAE about the City Council is implementing policies to get people to drive slower.

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has dramatically de-emphasized speeding enforcement.

By Steve Harrison

As the city works to reduce fatalities and serious injuries, Shannon Binns of Sustain Charlotte said speeding enforcement is critical.

"Those numbers you shared are very telling and very startling," he said. "And certainly, I would argue that it’s safe to say that it’s contributing to the problem. There are lots of things at play. The speed at which vehicles travel is a big determinant as to whether people are hit, but also the chances of a pedestrian surviving are greatly affected by the speeds."


Read and Listen to the full interview here.

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