Why 12-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Disastrous for Safety and Must Be Replaced Now

In some cases, a state or county controls only a small number of downtown streets. In other cases, they control them all…
…And states and counties almost always apply a 12-foot standard. Why do they do this? Because they believe that wider lanes are safer. And in this belief, they are dead wrong. Or, to be more accurate, they are wrong, and thousands of Americans are dead.