School Zone Speed Limit Signs


The City does not post school zone speed limit signs.


The Minnesota State legislature passed a bill that enabled local authorities to reduce speed limits around schools and at school crossings. At that time, the City began to evaluate school zone speed limit signing. Results of studies have shown that speed limit signing had no effect on the behavior of motorists. There is no history to suggest that a dangerous situation between school zone pedestrians and motorists exist. There is evidence that the zones may be more hazardous. Test areas have shown that vehicle-vehicle conflicts often increase.


The party requesting School Zone Speed Limit signs should contact the Public Works Director. The Director will review the request and may offer options that could be more effective than speed limit signs.