Council Member Calls For Hearings Discussing How To Get Philly Drivers To Slow Down

CBS Philly

By Mike Dunn

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Prompted by the death of a senior citizen run down by a speeding driver earlier this year, a city council member is calling for hearings on how to get drivers in Philadelphia to slow down.

8th District Councilwoman Cindy Bass — representing parts of the city’s northwest — says too many traffic tragedies could have been prevented if drivers simply slowed down.

“Just around the corner from my home a motorist blew through a stop sign and killed a senior who bringing his grandson home from baseball or football practice a few months,” she said. “So speeding kills, and we need to slow folks down.”

So when Council returns from its holiday recess, Bass plans to call a hearing on the issue. She wants to hear from the Streets Department and police officials on what is being tried, or what has been tried in…

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