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Speed safety camera bill makes it out of Appropriations – and is on its way to the full Assembly!

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AB 645 clears huge hurdle thanks to the voices of so many

When you hear firsthand the stories of parents who have lost children to speeding drivers, it seems impossible that a state bill to allow lifesaving speed safety cameras to be piloted in California could fail to move forward.

But we’ve been on pins and needles here at Walk SF because every previous speed camera bill stalled out in the Assembly Appropriations Committee (and there were three bills previous to the current AB 645).

Not this time. AB 645 was passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today – and will now move to a vote by the full California State Assembly next week!

I believe we made it over this serious hurdle thanks to the voices of so many of you. We amped up our efforts for AB 645 in a big way over the past weeks with your help. There was our incredible advocacy day at the State Capitol last month, the surge of thousands of emails to two key Assembly leaders over the past two weeks, plus press conferences by our partners in San Jose and Southern California.

Our next hurdle for AB 645 is the biggest yet. So we’re quickly working on our media plan and strategizing how we can influence the vote on the Assembly floor. Stay tuned and keep those fingers crossed! Let’s #PassAB645 and #SlowOurStreets!

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Three volunteers standing on a Tenderloin street. One is holding a speed radar device and another is writing information down in a clipboard.