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Speed limit of 28 mph?

September 2, 2003

Americus-- Americus leaders hope an unusual speed limit will encourage drivers to slow down.

Rucker Street is short, only a little more than a quarter of a mile. But, it is very busy, more than six thousand cars travel the road daily. To slow down speeders, the city put in a caution light, but it hasn't seemed to work. Now, they are trying a different tactic.

Americus CAO Sybil Smith says, "They recommended to Mayor and Council lets go with 28, right now it's 35 let's not drop it to 30 let's try 28, perhaps that will get people's attention and cause them to be aware of their speed."

The suggested speed limit has not yet been approved. If it is, police plan to issue warning tickets until people get used to the new speed limit.

Posted at 4:22 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com

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