Alabama gets specific on one highway’s speed limit: 26 mph

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) – Double-nickel – the 55-mph speed limit – is still common on highways across the South.

Now, Alabama is adding a new limit: A quarter and a penny.

Al.com reports that Alabama 135 now has a 26-mph (42 kph) speed limit through Gulf State Park.

It’s on a stretch of highway in south Alabama. The speed limit there used to be 35 mph (56 kph).

Gulf Shores Police Chief Edward Delmore says the idea is that drivers will take note of the speed limit since it is an unusual one. He says the 26 mph limit “emphasizes that something is different.”

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