Moab, Utah to lower speed limit to 20 mph on some streets in town

Spring is in the air and so is the rumble of ATVs. At last week’s regular meeting, the Moab City Council considered how to deal with numerous complaints from residents about the noise from ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) and UTVs (utility task vehicles). In response to the noise concerns, the council has asked city staff to lower speed limits on several streets in town.

“Since the [state] Legislature decided to let ATVs and UTVs be on public roads, there have been some people concerned about the noise level. That’s how it all started,” said council member Rani Derasary.