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Inola considering lowering speed limits

Posted at 6:13 PM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 08:20:33-04

INOLA, Okla. -- City leaders are considering lowering speed limits in residential areas of Inola.

Residents said cars race past their homes like they are in rush and they have had enough of it. 

Currently, an ordinance to lower the speed limit from 25 to 15 is in the works. It would change on nine streets, including: Heather Road, B street NW, A street NW, B street NE, C street NE., Riding, Roping, Green Meadow Drive and Green Valley.

"A couple of those are dead end streets and they get mad when they get down to the end so they fly out of there," Mayor Larry Grigg said. 

People who live along these roads are concerned about safety. 

"They thought that might just help save somebody's life I think that's the deal or a terrible accident," Mayor Grigg said. 

The ordinance will be voted on on Aug. 13 at the city council meeting.

Several people who live on those streets said they are glad this is happening. 

"I say it's good," Sharon Matheson who lives in Inola said. "Whatever is safe for the kids, that's what we should be thinking about."

Mayor Grigg said if this is passed, it will likely go into effect immediately and will be enforced once signs are changed. They are still working out how they will change the signage. He said each sign will cost them about $30.

"Not a great cost if you can save an accident or save a life," Mayor Grigg said. 


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