Traffic Safety

The City of Temecula Public Works Department receives complaints about vehicular speeding on nearly every residential street in the City. The City can respond by providing speed limit signs and enforcement. But what can the residents do to help keep their neighborhoods as safe as possible?
Slow, Children at Play Sign
Local streets with residential driveway access in medium to high-density communities have an enforceable prima facie speed limit of 25 miles per hour. Vehicular speeds sampled on these streets indicate that most vehicles travel between 28 and 32 miles per hour. Some motorists travel faster! Teenagers and commuters are not the only ones who exceed the speed limit. In fact, studies have shown that residents who are familiar with the roadway characteristics and feel comfortable driving on them, exceed the speed limit often. Typically, these are residents that are late for work, in a hurry to pick up their children, or anxious to get home.