Los Angeles Editorial: Why does California give free rein to leadfoots? (War on Cars Watch)

Here’s another reminder that, despite the many pledges and programs to make it easier for people to bike, walk and otherwise get around without driving, California still treats the car as king.

This week the Los Angeles City Council reluctantly voted to raise the speed limits on more than 100 miles of streets. The council felt it had no choice because of a decades-old state lawthat essentially requires cities to set their streets’ speed limits based on how fast people are already driving there, regardless of whether that speed is safe.