Local officials in D.C. recently convened a convention to draft a constitution that would put the city on the path to statehood. Under the plan, the District would adopt a new name: "New Columbia." But some of those who've been on the front lines of the fight for statehood aren't thrilled about how the process has worked so far - and where it might be going.
For most Washingtonians, $1,000 is a significant sum of money. In a bid to end traffic-related fatalities, D.C. policy makers are considering a proposal to impose four-digit fines on those going more than 25 miles per hour over the speed limit. Whether or not these increased speeding penalties go into effect, they beg the question: can the threat of high fines save lives? We talk with transportation experts about about ways to make enforcement of traffic laws in the region more effective.
- Gabe Klein Former Director, District of Columbia Department of Transportation; Former Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation
- Jessica Cicchino Vice President of Research, Insurance Institute of Highway Safety
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