Published: Apr 06, 2011 4:42 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 06, 2011 1:58 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. - City leaders are considering a proposal that would drop the speed limit on residential and downtown roads by 5 mph.

The change would turn 30mph areas into 25mph ones.

If passed residents would be notified on their utility bills and on the 'Welcome to Fort Myers' signs.

Traditional speed limit signs would be taken down.

The change would not affect busier streets like Palm Beach Boulevard or Martin Luther King Boulevard.

While it'll be an adjustment for drivers it would also be a switch for police enforcing the proposed new law.

Fort Myers Police chief Doug Baker was not available for an interview but did provide this comment, "We are always supportive of anything that would make our streets safer."

The proposal isn't expected to go before the council again until summer 2011.