- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

BEND, Ore. (AP) - Oregon transportation officials plan to increase the recommended speed on signs advising drivers to slow down while approaching a curve.

The Bulletin reports (https://bit.ly/1R3Y14w ) that Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman Tom Fuller says officials will change 50 to 75 percent of the signs on state-managed roads, mostly by bumping up the recommended speed by 5 or 10 mph.

According Fuller, many of the recommended speeds date back to the 1930s or 1940s, when road managers often took a more conservative approach. The department will be using modern equipment to set the new recommendations.

Fuller says the change is part of a federal push to make such signs more consistent across the country.

ODOT officials say many signs along highways in Central and Eastern Oregon have already been replaced.

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Information from: The Bulletin, https://www.bendbulletin.com


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