Slow/Safe Public Safety Campaign
Slower = safer! The roads in our residential neighborhoods have a speed limit of 25 MPH.
Make sure to follow the 25 MPH speed limit in the residential neighborhoods of Victoria, Minnesota. Motorists share these roads with more than just other motorists. Please keep these roads safe for pedestrians, bikers, children at play, and pets.
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, there were 364 traffic fatalities in Minnesota during 2019. Of those fatalities, 50 were pedestrians and 10 were bicyclists. And 75 of those fatalities were known to be speed related, while 34 were distracted driving related.
To help create awareness about the 25 MPH speed limit in neighborhoods and to promote safer and slower driving on residential roads, the City of Victoria created the Slow/Safe Public Safety Campaign. You may see signs reminding motorists about the 25 MPH speed limit located in neighborhoods around Victoria.
The City of Victoria has created several community resources that community members can use to remind motorists in their neighborhoods that the speed limit is 25 MPH and that slower is safer. Printed materials are available at City Hall for community members to pick up. There is a limited supply of each resource. Contact City Hall if you would like to reserve one of the options.
Slow/Safe 25 MPH Yard Signs (Limited Supply)
The Slow/Safe 25 MPH Yard Signs are available at City Hall for pick up from community members. There will also be several available at select community events this summer.
Slow/Safe 25 MPH Decals (Limited Supply)
The Slow/Safe 25 MPH Removeable Decals are available at City Hall for pick up from community members. There will also be several available at select community events this summer.
Speed Reduction to 25 in Victoria Neighborhoods
In 2020, the City of Victoria’s City Council passed an ordinance to reduce the speed limits on residential roads from 30 miles per hour (MPH) to 25 MPH. Minnesota cities are able to set speed limits on city-owned streets as of August 1, 2019. This authority does not cover county or state roads.
City Streets in Victoria
In Victoria, there are county and state roads in addition to city streets. The City works collaboratively with Carver County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation on traffic and safety issues within the city. The City installs and maintains street signs, lane striping and pavement markings on city streets.