Syc ’em – New Sycamore speed limit in placeDecatur Police Officer "Motorcycle" Bob. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt.
Decatur Police are warning drivers: do not speed on Sycamore Drive.
Decatur City Commission on May 5 voted to lower the speed limit on the road to 30 miles per hour at the request of Decatur Heights residents. The residents had pushed for an even lower speed limit of 25 miles per hour. The 30 mph speed limit begins at East Ponce de Leon Avenue and .12 miles north of Forkner Drive.
Decatur Police Sgt. Jennifer Ross said the speed limit went into effect on May 19.
“In addition, the City of Decatur has classified this location as a ‘residential zone.’ The ‘residential zone’ designation means the police officers are not required to extend a 10 mph grace before issuing a citation,” Ross said. “The Decatur Police Department will begin speed enforcement based on the reduced speed limit immediately, however warning citations will be issued for speed violations for the next 30 days. An exception to this will be violators whose speed would have been 10 mph or more over the previous speed limit.”