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Would lower speed limits make driving safer?

Cities and towns across Canada are experimenting with lower speed limits in hopes of increasing safety. We hear from Chris Thompson for his thoughts on why this idea is misguided. He is with S.E.N.S.E - Safety by Education, Not Speed Enforcement.

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