San Fernando Valley could see bump in tickets after LA council approves changing speed limits

SYLMAR, Calif. (KABC) -- The Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday to change speed limits, with the majority of roads seeing an increase in the speed limits.

Most of the streets impacted are in the San Fernando Valley, and the move could lead to an increase in speeding tickets.

The change was made due to a state law that did not allow for citations with the use of radar until a survey was completed. The survey has been completed and an ordinance has passed, and law enforcement can use radar once again.

Some drivers worry the speed limit hike could make the roads less safe.

"I don't think they should increase it because a lot of people don't obey the laws that they should, they are impatient, you have a lot of impatient drivers," Richard Clark said. "They don't have a lot of respect for the pedestrians."

The speed limit changes are expected to result in significantly greater enforcement, especially in areas where crashes are more prevalent.

Other drivers liked the idea of more police officers in their neighborhood.

"It's going be better when they know there's a cop, so they'll be more careful," Komail Badshah said.
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