Why was the speed limit changed?

At the 2022 Annual Town Meeting, voters opted-in to Chapter 90, Section 17C of Massachusetts General Laws, allowing the Select Board to implement a 25 MPH speed limit. The Select Board voted to implement the reduced speed limit in late 2022. The adjusted speed limit is intended to make Andover streets safer for drivers and pedestrians, and to reduce the risk of serious injury in the event of a motor vehicle accident.  

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1. When will enforcement of the new speed limit begin?
2. Why was the speed limit changed?
3. What streets are not subject to the 25 MPH speed limit?
4. Can a 25 MPH speed limit sign be placed on my street?
5. What is considered a thickly settled or business district?