LI village raises speed in school zone

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WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) — Following complaints from residents, the speed limit has been raised at one school zone on Long Island.

The speed limit is going to 20 mph from 15 mph at the Maple Avenue zone in Westbury. The village board of trustees approved the change last week.

The mayor tells Newsday residents complained that amid other enforcement, the speed was too low. He says residents were avoiding the road, forcing traffic to increase elsewhere on residential roads.

Nassau County recently set up 20 fixed or mobile cameras and plans to operate 56 camera sites by next month.

Other school zones in Westbury are 15 mph. That is the minimum limit for a speed zone.