|Dear Texas NMA Members,
We normally like to send alerts out on one bill at a time, but Vision Zero Supporters have been quite busy in the both the House and the Senate. We recommend that you contact your elected representatives (especially if they sit on one of the Transportation Committees) and let them know why you oppose each of the bills as listed below.
Supporters want to bring Vision Zero concepts on a state wide basis and enshrining the principals into the Texas DOT. The NMA believes that Vision Zero has a lofty goal of no traffic deaths but is unsustainable financially and brings safety expectations that are unreliable for all users of the road. Vision Zero policies will also lower speed limits (with traffic engineering) and bring traffic calming to the next level.
All of these bills have been assigned to the Transportation Committee or have yet been assigned.
Oppose the following bills:
Here are some other bills to keep tabs on:
Two bills that would change the default speed limits in urban areas statewide (without traffic engineering studies) from 30 to 25 mph
An alternative bill to the above would allow instead each city to separately lower its speed limit to 25 mph. if passed, cities would also not be required to repost new speed limit signs on every block.
SB 2103 would lower the speed limit that cities are allowed to use for pilot neighborhoods from 25 to 20 mph. Has not yet been assigned a committee.
Here are the House Transportation Committee Members
Here are the Senate Transportation Committee Members
To find the contact information of your own elected official, Click HERE! and look for the info portal in the lower right hand corner.
Thank you for your support of the National Motorists Association!
Oppose Vision Zero Bills Now in the Texas Legislature
March 31, 2017