Slow Down for Students
Slowing cars down around schools can save lives by reducing the chances of serious or fatal injuries in a collision. Our City Council is working to achieve Vision Zero - the global initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities using the three E’s: education, enforcement and engineering.
"San Mateo is exploring reducing speed limits near eligible K-12 schools to reduce crashes and increase safety for students and families walking and biking to school, with the City Council also interested in expanding eligibility to all preschools...
Councilmember Amourence Lee favored starting with the current K-12 eligible schools and expanding the definition of schools to include small businesses that run preschools.
“More analysis would be required for us to broadly implement this at every day care and every preschool. I would prioritize looking at the licensed child care centers first just because they are more established and they usually have more students,” Lee said."