Tremont, Maine: Residents say tourists are driving too fast fast on small roads & want some relief

Saunders said the town does not have the authority to change speed limits, even on town roads. According to the Maine Department of Transportation website, the state is “the only legal entity to create or change a speed limit on a public way.” Exceptions are municipalities with more than 2,500 residents who have a state qualified professional engineer employed by the town.