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05/10/2013

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A MATTER OF SAFETY A graphic shows the area where a lower speed limit has been requested on Midnight Pass Road on Siesta Key. Image courtesy of Sarasota County THE COUNTY COMMISSION AGAIN DEBATES A LOWER SPEED LIMIT ON PART OF SIESTA KEY BUT FRETS ABOUT THE LOW-SPEED VEHICLE FACTOR By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor The Sarasota County Commission this week la Wiggins, the county's transportation planunanimously indicated a willingness to lower ning manager, explained.) the speed limit on a portion of South Midnight However, on a 4-1 vote, the commission also Pass Road on Siesta Key to 35 mph but, at the approved the holding same time, to prohibit of public meetings to low-speed vehicles on gain comments about that stretch. There are strong feelings about the use of golf carts and low-speed vehithis issue both ways. (A low-speed vehicle cles on the island and is defined as one that Christine Robinson to provide education Commissioner can travel between 20 about state law govSarasota County mph and 25 mph, Pauerning such vehicles.

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