MOORPARK : Speed Limit on 7 Streets to Be Increased
Moorpark officials will increase the speed limit on seven city streets based on information gathered from a citywide traffic survey.
The survey, conducted every five years, is used by the city and local law enforcement to adjust speed limits to the average flow of traffic, said Sgt. Keith Parks of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Moorpark Division.
“The philosophy is that if 85% of the drivers drive at a certain speed than that is safe, regardless of what is posted,” Parks said.
The exception to that rule is in areas near schools and parks, where speed isdictated by the presence of children and not by traffic conditions.
The Moorpark speed survey showed that drivers travel on average 10 m.p.h. faster than the posted limit on certain sections of Hearon Drive and Peach Hill Road. Drivers are traveling on average five m.p.h. faster on sections of Campus Park Drive, Country Wood Drive, Walnut Creek Road, Mountain Meadows Drive and Poindexter Avenue. Officials are recommending that the limits on those roads be increased to reflect the average driving speeds, Parks said. On three roads the speed limit will be lowered. The limit will be reduced by five m.p.h. on Collins Drive, Condor Drive and Spring Road.