Quantcast

Speed limit on Range Line Rd. now 40 miles per hour - KOAM TV 7

Speed limit on Range Line Rd. now 40 miles per hour

Updated: Sep 19, 2013 03:34 PM
 The speed limit on Joplin's busiest and sometimes most dangerous road is officially lower.  
    The speed limit on Range Line Road in Joplin is now forty miles an hour.  That's down from forty-five miles per hour.  

     Joplin police say speed itself isn't the problem. With its many driveways and side streets, police say drivers need more time to slow down for those making turns.
  Currently a big problem on Range Line is drivers following to closely and collisions.  
    Police  believe the lower limit  may help.  Sgt. Rusty Rives says, "The number  one reason people crash is failure to yield followed very closely by  following too close."

it may only  be five miles an hour but police believe it can make a big difference.  Sgt. Rives says, "Speed comes into play in two things- number one the stopping distance. By the time you see a hazard your brain processes it and  you react to it. Reducing speed five miles and hour from 45 to 40 miles an hour,  if people  are traveling the speed limit,  could increase their stopping distance up to 50 feet.  To go along with that,   bringing down the momentum and the physics behind that,  trying to reduce those  injuries is what we're really looking forward to."

A local driver, Brian Lewis says, "I haven't driven it yet but  it makes sense. There's a lot of traffic, a  lot of cars turning in and out. It makes sense they would lower it I can see why. I try to avoid it  (Range Line) at all costs. 

Police don't anticipate writing more speeding tickets because they say most don't get up to the maximum speed during daytime hours. 

 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-21

    KOAM MORNING NEWS TO KNOW 5-21

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:40 AM EDT2018-05-21 12:40:33 GMT
    FIRE TRUCK CRASH Authorities say a Columbus, Kansas engine was responding to a fire on the west end of town, when a medical condition caused the driver to lose consciousness behind the wheel.  The fire truck then left the road and hit a tree.  No word yet on what medical condition caused the driver to pass out.  He was last reported to be alert and stable.       LAKE OF THE OZARKS CRASH A boat driver is arrested and is facing charg...More >>
    FIRE TRUCK CRASH Authorities say a Columbus, Kansas engine was responding to a fire on the west end of town, when a medical condition caused the driver to lose consciousness behind the wheel.  The fire truck then left the road and hit a tree.  No word yet on what medical condition caused the driver to pass out.  He was last reported to be alert and stable.       LAKE OF THE OZARKS CRASH A boat driver is arrested and is facing charg...More >>
  • Jasper County veteran to be featured on PBS Special

    Jasper County veteran to be featured on PBS Special

    Sunday, May 20 2018 10:13 PM EDT2018-05-21 02:13:44 GMT
    "My knees went week. I'm like whoa, I'm really really going to war" Ken Clark was on guard duty at Camp Pendleton when he heard North Vietnam fired on an American ship. He knew where he was going. "By noon, I was leaving San Diego. I was on the back of a USS Pickaway, watching the United States disappear" It took them 45 days to get there because it was somewhat of a secret movement.   "The colonel was on the PA system, we were all out o...More >>
    "My knees went week. I'm like whoa, I'm really really going to war" Ken Clark was on guard duty at Camp Pendleton when he heard North Vietnam fired on an American ship. He knew where he was going. "By noon, I was leaving San Diego. I was on the back of a USS Pickaway, watching the United States disappear" It took them 45 days to get there because it was somewhat of a secret movement.   "The colonel was on the PA system, we were all out o...More >>
  • Agree or Disagree: Parents Go to Court to Kick 30 Year Old Son Out of Their Home

    Agree or Disagree: Parents Go to Court to Kick 30 Year Old Son Out of Their Home

    Sunday, May 20 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-05-21 01:50:50 GMT

     Parents have tried repeatedly to ask their 39-year old son to move out of the house. Now it's a court battle. 

    More >>

     Parents have tried repeatedly to ask their 39-year old son to move out of the house. Now it's a court battle. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
<div id="csFooter"> <div class="csFooterCol csFooterFirst"> <h3>News</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/category/230406/local-news">News</a></li> <li><a href="/category/115566/sports-on-koam">Sports</a></li> <li><a href="/story/12286632/news-links-mentioned-on-air">Links &amp; Numbers</a></li> <li><a href="/story/17376704/mondays-child">Monday's Child</a></li> <li><a href="http://moneytalksnews.com">Money Talks</a></li> <li><a href="/category/182475/pet-vet">Pet Vet</a></li> <li><a href="http://galleries.koamtv.com">Photo Galleries</a></li> <li><a href="http://facebook.com/koamfox14">Facebook</a></li> <li><a href="http://twitter.com/koamnews">Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="/story/7416468/rss-feed-information">RSS</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3>Morning News</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/story/7461514/birthdays-anniversaries">Submit Birthday</a></li> <li><a href="/category/114503/recipes">Recipes</a></li> <li><a href="/category/269328/upcoming-events">Event Calendar</a></li> <li><a href="/category/150174/koam-morning-news">Morning Interviews</a></li> <li><a href="/category/259466/contests">Contests</a></li> <li><a href="/category/272910/morning-news-guest-appearance-request-form">How to be a guest</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3>Weather</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://weather.koamtv.com/">Weather Blog</a></li> <li><a href="http://weather.koamtv.com/radar-graphics/">Interactive Radar</a></li> <li><a href="http://weather.koamtv.com/current-conditions/">Current Temps</a></li> <li><a href="/category/122845/closenow-closings-and-cancellations">Closings</a></li> <li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koam.android.weather&feature=search_result">Android app</a></li> <li><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/koam-weather/id467420396?mt=8">iPad app</a></li> <li><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/koam-wx/id377037081?mt=8">iPhone app</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.weathercall.net/koam">WeatherCall</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="csFooterCol"> <h3>KOAM</h3> <ul> <li><a href="/category/150030/koam-tv-program-schedule">On Air Schedule</a></li> <li><a href="/story/12617560/about-us">Contact Us</a></li> <li><a href="/story/14155991/job-openings-and-eeo-notification">Job Openings</a></li> <li><a href="/story/10525798/dvd-request-form">DVD Request Form</a></li> <li><a href="/story/37471125/advertising-sales">Advertise With Us</a></li> <li><a href="https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/tv-profile/koam-tv" target="_blank">FCC Public File</a></li> <li><a href="/story/12166674/closed-captioning-contact-information">Closed Captioning</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="csFooterCol csFooterLast"> <img class="csFooterLogo" src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/koam/custom/2012/footer_koam.png" alt="KOAM"> <p> <strong>KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas</strong><br> Send tips, ideas and press releases to: <a href="mailto:tips@koamtv.com">tips@koamtv.com</a><br> Send newsroom questions or comments to: <a href="mailto:comments@koamtv.com">comments@koamtv.com</a><br> Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400<br> Web comments or questions: <a href="mailto:webmaster@koamtv.com">webmaster@koamtv.com</a><br> Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158<br> </p> </div> <div id="csFooterBottom"> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.worldnow.com"><img border="0" alt="Powered by WorldNow" src="http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/koam/custom/2012/footer_wn.png"></a> All content &copy; Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our <a href="/story/18990/this-web-sites-privacy-policy">Privacy Policy</a>, and <a href="/story/18991/this-sites-terms-of-service">Terms of Service</a>, and <a class="adchoice" href="//www.aboutads.info/choices" target="policy">Ad Choices</a>. </div> </div>