Why not install stop signs, traffic signals or some other device to reduce speeds?
Traffic control devices are designed and installed to solve a particular problem. When they are misused for speed control purposes, they are ineffective and may create a hazard. For example, stop signs are designed to control traffic at busy intersections. When used to reduce speed, motorists roll through them, then increase their speed between such signs.

Traffic signals are designed to control traffic at busy intersections or to reduce broadside crashes. When misused, they may cause drivers to speed up to “beat the light” and may increase crashes. If you have any questions, please email the Department of Engineering.

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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?