Drivers React to Speed Limit Drop in Boston | NECN

Drivers React to Speed Limit Drop in Boston

The Boston City Council approved a measure to drop the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph

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    Frisco raised speed limits on neighborhood streets to 30 m.p.h. but some residents say that's too fast.

    The Boston City Council approved a measure to drop the speed limit from 30 to 25 mph in areas where no street signs are posted, prompting reaction from local drivers.

    Many drivers, such as Maria Catalano, believe this was "definitely a good idea."

    Nancy Askins, who works in Boston said, "I work here so I walk around the city a lot and cars do go kind of crazy sometimes."

    However, others were against the idea for numerous reasons, one being that it will prove to be ineffective.

    Donald Ichton tweeted, "nobody is going to pay any attention to it."

    "You might as well lower it to 0. Bostonians do not read traffic signs," tweeted Stephen Fotos.

    @KingsSpiffy added, "no one is going to listen to this."

    Kayla Cormier was also opposed to the measure and tweeted, "the only reason they lowered the speed limit in Boston is because cops needs help meeting their speeding ticket quota."

    What do you think of the speed limit? Let us know by commenting below or emailing us at shareit@necn.com.

    The new speed limit takes effect January 9, 2017.

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