Orem Considers Raising Speed Limits

Orem Considers Raising Speed Limits

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(Orem-AP) -- On many Orem streets, most of the drivers are breaking the speed limit. So the city is proposing to raise the limits.

A committee appointed by the City Council recently recommended increasing the speed limits on most of Orem's secondary thoroughfares.

The changes, which have been in the works for the past two years and still need City Council approval, are part of revisions to the city's transportation master plan.

The increased speed limits are based on the speed that 85 percent of the vehicles travel at or below. The proposed changes also take into account street conditions and the locations of parks, schools and other facilities that generate large amounts of pedestrian traffic.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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