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Highland Village speed limits are adequate, speed survey says

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Highland Village drivers tend to stick to the speed limit, according a city speed survey.

“Recent questions related to speed limits and enforcement in Highland Village continues to be a popular topic,” says a news release posted last week on the city website. Resident concerns and requests to lower the city’s speed limits prompted a recent speed survey, said Laurie Mullens, the city spokeswoman.

From 2013-2016 he Highland Village Police Department conducted traffic studies at 75 locations in the city.

The speed survey found that about 85 percent of vehicles are driving at 5 mph or less above the posted speed limit within the city. Because of that high percentage, the city is not planning to lower speed limits, Mullens said.

The police department — which issued 3,754 warnings and 2,029 court citations from 2014-16 — is still hoping to hear from residents about any locations that cause concern.

“The HVPD puts a considerable amount of resources to work to verify and/or identify potential safety issues related to speed or the control thereof,” Mullens said. “We need citizen cooperation in reporting potential safety issues related to speed, such as specific locations, times, days of the week, etc.”

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