A petition on change.org has garnered almost 10,000 signatures in support of raising the speed limit to 55 mph.

The 30 mph speed limit was put in place following a fatal accident that claimed the life of a 3-year-old four years ago.

The petition was started by Joel Giambra, who told WKBW the 30 mph "an unnecessary knee-jerk reaction that has become maddening to motorists and residents alike."

The speed change has support from Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, who is in favor of raising the speed limit on portions of 198, while keeping the 30 mph limit in effect on other portions of the roadway.