Slow Down for Schools

The speed limit on NE 75th Street is 30 miles per hour, except when flashing lights of school zone photo enforcement cameras indicate that the speed limit is lowered to 20 miles per hour near Eckstein Middle School.

School year starting soon signsWith the start of the school year approaching, parents and students should plan out a daily schedule for getting to school and work on time.  Heavy traffic volumes on NE 75th Street can lead to impatience and the desire to drive faster to make up lost time, but the truth is, the speed limit on NE 75th Street is 30 miles per hour.  Going faster won’t help that much, so plan ahead for your school year schedule to allow for heavy traffic and other delays.

A study of NE 75th Street since the “channelization” changes were made in 2013 shows that average speeds are now closer to the speed limit and accidents have decreased.  School zone photo enforcement cameras on NE 75th Street have flashing lights to indicate the time periods when the speed limit is lowered to 20 miles per hour.  The flashing lights warn drivers to take extra care to watch for pedestrians.  Let’s all watch out for one another, slow down in Wedgwood and be safe.

Speed limit look out for each other sign

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