City of Live Oak, Florida considering Helvenston speed limit increase

Turning left off of U.S. Highway 90 onto Helvenston Street, Don Allen needs more than his blinker.

The Live Oak city councilman said his cruise control is also a necessity. It’s why he proposed raising the speed limit on the city street to the rest of the council at the Feb. 12 meeting.

“I think it is extremely too low,” Allen said, proposing an increase from 30 miles per hour to 40 on the stretch from U.S. 90 to Railroad Avenue. “That’s the only street in Suwannee County that I run my cruise control on because I can’t go 30 miles per hour on that road.”