By Associated Press - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - The city of Springfield wants permission to lower the speed limit on a busy highway that runs through town, a response to the deaths of three children in a crosswalk last month.

A pickup truck hit the children as they crossed Main Street at a traffic light. Their mother was injured. Police are investigating whether the driver had a green light.

The Eugene Register-Guard reports ( the City Council told city workers on Monday to take a number of steps to improve safety.

Police will make Main Street the top priority of three traffic officers and will bring in patrol officers on overtime.

The city will ask for state approval to lower the speed limit by 5 to 10 mph. It’s now 40 to 45 mph.


Information from: The Register-Guard,

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