Wildomar City Council hears new state traffic speed rules allowing lower speed limits

Wildomar City Council learned that it will have more latitude in determining safe speed limits in the city according to California Assembly Bill 43. Refining some of the new speed limit regulations is Caltrans, which will make the final determination of the new limits.Wildomar city traffic engineer Justin Schlaefli gave a report on AB 43 at the Wednesday, July 13, regular city council meeting. He said the state changed the law that allowed speed limits to increase if traffic studies showed 85% of motorists were driving faster than the posted speed limits. The percentage of those going faster has been growing each year, and those increased speed limits were contributing to more traffic fatalities across the state. With AB 43 the percentage to be measured is now up to 90%.In Wildomar
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