By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh City Council wants to be able to lower the speed limit on city streets.

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On Tuesday, a measure passed unanimously asking the state for the authority to do so.

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The goal of this measure is to be able to make streets safer.

Currently, the city can install “traffic-calming” devices such as speed bumps.

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However, speed limits across Pennsylvania are often based on how fast 85% of drivers are traveling.