New Jersey officials will begin rolling out a new speed limit on state highways beginning on Tuesday.
The Nysdale County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt the new speed restriction at its meeting Tuesday evening.
“The new speed regulation is designed to help motorists avoid traffic congestion and increase safety for everyone on the roads,” the agency said in a news release.
The new limit is an attempt to reduce traffic on Nysdenah Road from 10 miles per hour to 8.5 miles per an hour.
The new limit also takes effect on Sunday.
The agency said it was inspired by the speed limits in several other states and that it is the most comprehensive and transparent speed limit in the country.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation, which runs the highways, said it has taken a look at other states’ speed limits and decided to adopt one based on safety concerns.
The state transportation department said the speed limit will increase from 8.25 to 9.25 miles per hours on the Interstate 95 corridor between New Brunswick and Monmouth, with a final speed limit of 8.75 miles per.