Recording of the Safe Speeds Toolkit Webinar

Webinar Recording

This webinar, Toolkit for Safe Speed Limit Setting: New Flexibility under California State Law, was presented on January 18, 2024 as a training to accompany the release of SafeTREC's California Safe Speeds Toolkit, which follows the work of California's Zero Traffic Fatality Task Force (ZTFTF). The training and toolkit are intended to help local jurisdictions across California set safer speed limits that accommodate all road users using Safe System principles. This toolkit consolidates key research on Safe Speeds from the ZTFTF Research Synthesis by the University of California Institute of Transportation Studies, provides details on speed limit setting flexibilities under the existing California framework, highlights select speed limit setting case studies from cities across California, and points local jurisdictions toward next steps in pursuing safe speed limit setting.   


Julia Griswold, PhD, Director, UC Berkeley SafeTREC 
Rock Miller, PE, Rock E. Miller & Associates 

Hosted by UC Berkeley SafeTREC as part of the California Safe Speed Limits Toolkit project. Learn more here: 

This webinar and toolkit were developed in collaboration with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Division of Local Assistance, the Caltrans Division of Safety Programs, and the California Department of Public Health's Active Transportation Safety Program.

Toolkit for Safe Speed Limit Setting: New Flexibility under California State

Toolkit for Safe Speed Limit Setting: New Flexibility under California State


This Toolkit does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. This Toolkit is not intended to replace the existing Caltrans mandatory or advisory standards and is not intended to be a substitute for engineering knowledge, experience or judgment. This Toolkit promotes better access to helpful information and concepts from various agencies and organizations. UC Berkeley and Caltrans acknowledge the existence of other practices and provide this Toolkit for reference and direction for those responsible for making professional engineering or other design decisions. 

Please be aware that neither UC Berkeley nor Caltrans is the author of the external sources contained in this Toolkit and are therefore not responsible for errors or omissions that may be contained within those external sources. The references contained in this Toolkit are provided for the user’s convenience. The content or information in such references is the sole responsibility of their respective authors and/or owners.