Safer Speeds

Safer Speeds

Speed is a leading determinant of the severity of crashes. A person walking, rolling, or biking has a significantly better chance of surviving a crash at lower vehicle speeds. 

Key Strategies 

  • Apply context-sensitive speed limit reductions on City and State-operated roadways.
  • Encourage slower speeds using traffic calming treatments and road reconfigurations.
  • Equitably expand traffic safety cameras on high-speed corridors. 

Proven Safety Measures 


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is on a mission to deliver a transportation system that provides safe and affordable access to places and opportunities for everyone as we work to achieve our vision of Seattle as a thriving, equitable community powered by dependable transportation.