LA City Council acts after a mom was killed and daughter critically injured walking to school in Hancock Park

Following a fatal traffic collision near an elementary school on April 25, the Los Angeles City Council has put the gas on several measures to improve traffic safety including a much slower 15 miles per hour speed limit near 45 schools, and more speed humps at 50 schools.

The default speed limit in school zones was 25 mph, but on Friday, June 23, the City Council approved a new 15 mph limit on 98 street segments around 45 schools. The limit is in effect when students are walking to and from school and will be advertised with new street signs for a total cost of $153,750. Click here to read more: