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Prepare For Lower Speed Limits On Business 75


(Le Mars) -- During Tuesday's city council meeting, the council heard the first reading for a new proposed speed limit on Business Highway 75.  From Blue Bunny Drive to 4th Street southwest the speed limit is proposed to go from the current 45 miles per hour to 35 miles per hour. Councilman Rex Knapp says the speed limit is being considered to be lowered, not for additional speeding tickets and revenue, but instead for safety considerations. Le Mars Police Chief Stuart Dekkenga shares the number of accidents that have occurred on Business Highway 75.

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Dekkenga says nearly a third of the 74 accidents resulted in personal injuries.

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The Le Mars Police Chief says the efforts of the city council is to make the roadway safer.

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Dekkenga defends the actions of lowering the speed limit and brushes off the criticism

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