Maryland: 15 MPH Speed Limit for Some Residential Streets in Montgomery County Under Review

A bill being considered this month in the state legislature would allow the County Council to more easily set a 15 mph speed limit on residential streets in Montgomery County.

Del. David Moon, a Takoma Park Democrat who is the bill’s main sponsor, introduced a similar measure two years ago that was passed by the House of Delegates but did not get a vote in the Senate.

“The reality is, when you look at the studies, there is a huge difference in when a pedestrian crash turns into a pedestrian fatality depending on how fast the vehicle is traveling,” said Del. Vaughn Stewart, a Democrat who represents parts of Rockville and Aspen Hill, and a co-sponsor.