Some 25 mph speed limits in Elizabeth City improperly set

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — More than 400 streets in Elizabeth City have speed limits of 25 mph that weren’t properly set under state law.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports (http://bit.ly/29EzExY ) that officials discovered the problem after City Council asked if the citywide speed limit could be lowered to 25 mph.

Under state law, speed limits below 35 mph must be set by ordinance. Elizabeth City has 404 streets that aren’t covered under city codes.

Elizabeth City Manager Richard Olson also told City Council it would be up to a judge to determine whether speeding tickets written on the 25 mph streets are valid.

Council agreed to start voting on the 25 mph streets and study whether more streets need to have a 25 mph speed limit.

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Information from: The Daily Advance, http://www.dailyadvance.com/

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