Locals Encouraged to Make Case for Lower Speed Limit
McLaughlin, Amy, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer
A resident of Barrington's Eastwood subdivision told village officials about extenuating circumstances and public safety concerns that point to a need to reduce the speed limit there from 30 to 20 mph.
But, some representatives from the police department and village officials say a bigger case needs to be made before a speed limit can be lowered.
"We have a lot to talk about, not only your particular request but others as well," said Trustee Michael Ryan, chairman of the village's public safety committee.
Resident Jerry Kramer, and any other citizens from Eastwood who support a lower speed limit, will have a chance to make their case at the village's public safety committee meeting at 6 p.m. May 13.
"It is such a high-density subdivision, loaded with kids," Kramer said. "Speeding really has become a problem."
The typical speed limit for residential streets is 30 mph, and that's generally consistent throughout the state, Barrington Police Lt. Jeff Lawler said.
Village Manager Paul C. Nicholson said there are a few cases in the village where speed limits have been dropped to 25 mph. …