SPRAGUE, Conn. (WTNH) - Town leaders in Sprague are looking into lowering the speed limit on every road in town in hopes that it will slow down drivers that don't follow speeding laws.
On most roads in Sprague the speed limit is currently 30 miles per hour. That may soon change to 25 miles per hour.
The slower speed limit will effect most roads except a handful like Pautipaug Hill Road where a farm owner is worried about the safety of her horses.
"We used to walk the horses up on the road, and we don't do that anymore. They come around the corner so fast that you don't have time to react," said Noreen Foley.
Other Sprague residents said they want the speeding to stop for the safety of the children.
"Kids are always riding their bikes out here, and it's a neighborhood, and we really don't like speeders," said Cathy Barrie.
Like Barrie, many others said they are glad to see selectman try to put the brakes on speeders by asking the Department of Transportation for permission to make the speed limit change.
Barrie said that as of right now, many drivers do not follow the 30 miles per hour speed limit.
"They go way over thirty," said Barrie.
"People have their different views, you could be 30 miles an hour with a loud vehicle, and they complain about it," said John, who did not want to give his last name.
One Sprague resident said that most drivers still speed while traveling on main roads.
"The main road coming into town people still go 40, 50, dump trucks, but it's hard to enforce it," said Joe Osowski.
With the Sprague speed limit enforcement underway, residents are speaking out about how they might try to slow down drivers.
"I would actually go down to the golf course behind them, and say you know we live here, if you would please respect us, and our families," said Foley.
"I know they're going fast, and I try to tell them slow down a little bit," said Osowski.
Some folks have said that speed limit signs have left them confused because they range from 35 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour. People aren't sure exactly how fast or slow to go, they hope the change will clear up the confusion.
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