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The DC government has set a clear priority: It doesn’t want anyone to die in a traffic crash on its streets. Who would disagree with that?

What if the price of achieving that goal were just a tiny bit less thrill behind the wheel?

I hope everyone in our region is willing to put others’ lives ahead of a momentary high. That’s because we can save a lot of lives with a simple action: obeying the laws, and avoiding speeding.

Post columnist Courtland Milloy recently explained his visceral objection to following speed laws:

"I confess: I enjoy driving fast.”

Continue reading my latest op-ed in the Washington Post.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.