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Centennial Drive Speed Limit Reduction

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PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

"I think it's a good idea because drivers need to pay more attention on driving," said Nicholas Goris.

Goris is a Pittsburg 6th grader who supports the upcoming, slower speed limit on Centennial Drive, and his buddy Max agrees.

"They need to slow down and pay attention to the road. And no texting," said Max Crenik.

Summer is here for these two and that means plenty of bike-filled days, but a careless, speeding car can ruin the fun.

"I think I'm going to get hit by it, and I'm just ready to hop off my bike," said Crenik.

Both these young men live and bike near Centennial Drive, and think lowering the speed limit from 40 to 35 miles per hour will make their neighborhood safer. And they're not the only ones. Pittsburg lowered the speed limit for bicyclists and residents of the city's south medical district.

"We had folks who are trying to get across to pharmacies, and go see their doctors and specialists. And there have been a number of near misses," said Pittsburg's Director of Public Works, Cameron Alden.

New speed limit signs are already up, and the new speed limit will start being enforced on June 18th. For some residents, that day can't come soon enough!

"I'm gonna feel safer because drivers can just slow down and not, like, run over anybody," said Goris.

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