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Local News in Brief : 5 Simi Valley Roads Will Get Speed Bumps

After hearing testimony for almost two hours on a plan to slow up motorists on 10 streets by installing speed bumps, the Simi Valley City Council voted to add the safety devices to five of the roadways.

Council members late Monday night directed the city’s Public Works Department to install the 3-inch-high speed bumps on sections of Almar Street, Alscot Avenue, White Street, Keystone Street and Galena Avenue, where residents had complained that speeding motorists endanger children and parked vehicles.

Other residents had said that the humps are not needed and called instead for more stop signs. A second public hearing will be held Feb. 22 to determine if the bumps also will be installed on sections of five other streets--Fernwood Court, Indian Hills Drive, Barnard Street, Placerita Drive and Wisteria Street.

In order for a street to qualify for the speed bumps, traffic on it must exceed 1,500 vehicles a day, and at least 67% of motorists must exceed a 25-m.p.h. limit, according to city regulations.

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