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Residents could ask for speed bumps to help control traffic

October 28, 2017

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Local residents could ask for speed bumps to help control traffic in part of Mississippi.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that a new policy allows Oktibbeha County residents to petition the county government to install or remove speed bumps along some public roads.

County Road Manager Fred Hal Baggett says the policy applies to roads in residential areas that are traveled by no more than 2,000 vehicles per day. Such roads must be paved, with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less.

Bumps won’t be installed on roads that emergency response vehicles use as primary routes, or on roads with sharp turns or limited visibility.

Baggett says speeding is a problem near the Mississippi State University campus in Starkville.

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Information from: The Commercial Dispatch, http://www.cdispatch.com

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