Why not install 25 mph signs or Children Playing signs to make residential areas safer?
Installing signs is only effective if a hazard is not already obvious to the reasonably safe driver. Drivers are generally aware that they are in a residential area and do not require signs to notify them of this fact. Improper use of these signs conveys a false sense of security to residents and does nothing to improve safety.

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1. What factors are considered when setting an appropriate speed limit?
2. Why not simply post a lower speed limit and have the police enforce it?
3. Most drivers drive 5 to 10 mph over the speed limit: why not establish the speed limit with this in mind?
4. How can speed enforcement be effective when it is limited to such a small portion of the drivers?
5. Isn't a lower speed limit always safer?
6. Why not install 25 mph signs or Children Playing signs to make residential areas safer?
7. Why not install stop signs, traffic signals or some other device to reduce speeds?
8. Why wait until someone is seriously injured or killed before anything is done about speeding?
9. What can I do to reduce the speeding problem in my community?