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Los Altos Police Department
Monday January 4th, 2016 :: 02:10 p.m. PST


School Speed Zone Limit Reduced to 15 mph in 2016

The City of Los Altos has begun implementing 15 mph speed zones within 500 feet of all local schools. This safety endeavor is part of the City Council approved Pedestrian Master Plan, which aims to improve pedestrian safety and mobility throughout the City.

The California Vehicle Code allows local agencies to expand reduced speed limits for conditional speed zones on residential and local streets which have no more than two vehicle travel lanes in order to ensure safe travel to and from school.

The new speed zone signs will be effective as soon as they are installed and are generally enforceable during school hours. As a courtesy, the Los Altos Police Department will initially monitor and provide notification to motorists who do not adhere to the newly posted speed limit. Enforcement will begin approximately one month after installation.

Please spread the word to your family and friends, and thank you in advance for your help keeping Los Altos streets safe for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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