Increased accidents prompts lower speed limit

LAWTON, Okla._Drivers on Cache Road between Northwest 76th and 82nd streets noticed a change on their commute.

The speed limit has been reduced from 40 mph to 35 mph. In a phone interview Thursday, City Manager Jerry Ihler said safety concerns were the main reason behind the decision. There is no center turn lane, and with the new business in the area, the city has noticed an increase of fender-benders.

Ihler also noted that this will help the city if they eventually decide to add a center turn lane.