Proud defenders of the speed limits that govern the roadways of Canada can often be heard scolding speedy drivers by screaming “it’s a speed LIMIT, not a speed SUGGESTION!”
You’ll likely hear that phrase being shouted more often in Toronto, now that a new speed limit is being brought into effect today in some parts of Toronto.
Many residential streets are seeing the standard 40 km/h limit dropped down to 30 km/h.
387 km of road in the city will make the switch today, meaning 4,400 new signs will be going up at a cost of at least $1 million.
This change was approved following the death of Leaside resident Georgia Walsh last year.
Will a lower speed limit make for safer streets, or grouchier motorists unhappy with having to add more minutes to their journey?