Shafikmeshreki was the fourth person walking on Chicago streets killed this year.
The death rate from car crashes in the U.S. spiked 24 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year.
"Looking the other way on speeding, or claiming that enforcing the speed limit is a cash grab, sends the message that deadly speeding is no big deal – and that our neighborhoods can be ignored."
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Reagan-era legislation prohibits transit agencies from favoring local firms and workers for infrastructure projects. Lifting the ban could provide new opportunities.
Fatal or serious injury crashes increased by 1 percent near speed cameras between 2012-13 and 2017-18, compared to a 19 percent increase citywide.