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    Town council changes streets speed limit, then tells the Police Chief to write tickets there. Chief says, umm, sorry, can't do it.

    WINDHAM Police Chief Gerald Lewis said the 25 mph speed limit on Westchester Road recently set by selectmen is illegal and unenforceable.
    Selectmen set the lower-than-normal speed limit on a motion by Selectman Bruce Breton after accepting the street as a town road. The vote was 3-2 in favor.
    Both Lewis and fire Chief Tom McPherson, who leads the town's Highway Safety Committee, said the speed limit won't hold up in court if it's ever challenged because the selectmen's decision needs to be backed up with a traffic study.
    Under state law, a residential street is supposed to be posted for 30 mph unless a traffic study determines that a lower or higher speed is warranted, Lewis said.
    "It's not that we oppose a speed limit of 25," McPherson said, "but there's a process that should be followed. Otherwise, it could be successfully challenged in court."
    "It's an illegal speed limit," Lewis said. "If we wrote a speeding ticket and it was challenged, a judge would throw it out of court."
    Lewis said his department is equipped to do a traffic study to see if a speed limit below 30 mph is warranted, but to arbitrarily assess the lower speed limit causes a problem.
    Breton said he will continue to push for 25 mph speed limits on residential roads when those roads come before the selectmen to be accepted as town roads.
    "I don't care about the bureaucratic stuff," Breton said. "If residents in town want a new road to be 25 mph, I will try to do that when a new road is being accepted. If it gets people to slow down and saves just one life, I think it's worth it."
    The fact that the town doesn't have any sidewalks is one of the reasons Breton said he wants the lower speed limits.

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    Hmmm 30 MPH on a side street, all of ones here in the city are 25MPH but not like anyone follows it anyways
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    "I don't care about the bureaucratic stuff," Breton said.
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    The fact that the town doesn't have any sidewalks is one of the reasons Breton said he wants the lower speed limits.
    Two points. #1, he needs to get recalled off that council. Not caring for the bureaucratic stuff is what puts people like him in prison. If he's going to be on the town council, he needs to be concerned with every aspect of everything he does. #2, I'll bet without sidewalks, the traffic study would possibly conclude that a lower then 30mph speed limit is warranted. Its easier to do it the right way
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    i think they should just add speed bumps ALL over town
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    The little town I live near did this when they first incorporated.

    They got spanked by the State and the speed went back up to 30.
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    what is that like?
    being spanked by a state....

    sounds sort of interestingly interesting


    ok ok ok... umm back to topic... sorry...
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    Intricate lacings of weeds
    'Round mule spinners

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    what is that like?
    being spanked by a state....

    sounds sort of interestingly interesting


    ok ok ok... umm back to topic... sorry...
    If you've seen our governor, it wouldn't be all that interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    what is that like?
    being spanked by a state....

    sounds sort of interestingly interesting


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    Quote Originally Posted by gozling View Post
    what is that like?
    being spanked by a state....

    sounds sort of interestingly interesting


    ok ok ok... umm back to topic... sorry...

    Kind of like punishment meets the bunny ranch?!?
    500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.


 

 

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