How can I get a speed limit sign placed on my street to slow traffic?
The most common misconception about speed limits is that putting up a sign will slow the speed of traffic, reduce accidents, and increase safety.

The truth is, most drivers drive at a speed that they consider to be comfortable and safe, regardless of the posted speed limit. The City usually installs signs at the entrance to a subdivision. Studies have shown that there are no significant changes in average vehicle speeds following the posting of new or revised speed limit signs. Furthermore, there is no direct relationship found between posted speed limits and accident frequency.

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1. How do I report a pothole in the street, or a cracked or uneven sidewalk?
2. Can I put up my own sign in the City's right-of-way?
3. How are speed limits determined between 25 and 55 mph?
4. How can I get a speed limit sign placed on my street to slow traffic?
5. What is the purpose of a stop sign?
6. Will a stop sign reduce speeding in my neighborhood?
7. Will increasing the use of stop signs in my neighborhood better control traffic?
8. How can I get a stop sign on my street?
9. What are the uses for multi-way and two-way stop signs?
10. I would like to put up Neighborhood Watch signs, how do I do that?
11. Why are traffic signals needed?
12. How are signals timed?
13. Are there any disadvantages to traffic signals?