POLICE BEAT: The speed limit is 30 in residential

Did you know that the speed limit on local roads (i.e. residential areas and downtown) is 30 mph unless marked otherwise like the school zone which is 20 mph? 

In recent events we’ve had many reports of vehicles speeding through residential areas as well as the school zone. 30 mph does not seem very fast until you’re standing still or even watching it come towards you. 

Something to remember is that our town is full of children that play in their yards and ride their bikes up and down roads near their homes.  

Imagine one of those kids come out in front of you will you are traveling 30mph, there is a greater chance of you hitting the child than you are stopping in time. It is important that we all obey the speed limit to avoid these kinds of tragedies and safe guard our neighborhoods.