Pedestrians in path of speeding vehicle

Consequences of Speeding

Speeding is often a contributing factor in fatal collisions. Several fatalities have occurred in speeding-related traffic crashes this year. In Santa Rosa we feel, that even one life lost to speeding is one too many, and we take the safety of our citizens very seriously. Please join us in reminding all drivers to stop speeding.

Stop Speeding Before it Stops You

Driving over the speed limit or speeding in bad weather conditions dramatically increases the chances that you will be involved in a crash. Speeding reduces your ability to slow when necessary or to steer safely around curves, and respond to hazards on the roadway.

Pedestrian Awareness

In school zones or neighborhoods, speeding drivers can strike a child or animal running across the road. Any time you speed, you put yourself, your passengers, and other drivers and pedestrians at tremendous risk.

Street Smarts and the City of Santa Rosa are determined to help save lives by reminding all drivers to stay alert, and watch for and obey all posted speed limits, especially in our neighborhoods and schools.

Saving Lives

Our goal is to save lives. Please remember there is a reason for posted speed limits. The roadways can be dangerous and speed limits are designed to protect everyone - drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists - everyone! The next time you get behind the wheel, please remember to Stop Speeding Before It Stops You.