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American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

McHenry County, Illinois

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Gus Philpott
Woodstock Advocate
December 26, 2008


Speed Limit Sign


On November 18, 2008, the Woodstock City Council voted to raise the speed limit on Ware Road to 40MPH and directed the Public Works Department to post speed limit signs.

It's about time.

After watching drivers speed along Ware Road, in May 2007 I contacted Public Works to ask what the speed limit really was. The road was basically wide open and could have been construed by some to be "open or rural" roadway with a 55MPH speed limit. The reply from Public Works was that the speed limit was 30MPH.

I wrote back and asked for installation of speed limit signs, but I never received a reply and no signs were installed.

See below for my July 24, 2007, article on this site. You can find it easily by searching on this site for "Ware Road".

On November 2, 2008, a survey on this site revealed that a fair number of drivers thought the speed limit was 40MPH or even 45MPH. You can also find the survey in the same search.

And then on November 18, 2008, the City Council acted to raise the speed limit to 40MPH AND to post signs. It would be interesting to know how many speeding tickets, if any, were written on Ware Road over the past few years, when there were no speed limit signs to warn drivers of the unreasonably low 30MPH speed limit (state law).



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