Apalach: Speeders need their lumps, not bumps

Published: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 10:42 AM.

Harry Arnold said he was “100 percent against speed bumps, I think they all should be taken up.” Even Jerry Weber, a longtime advocate of speed bumps on the north end of Seventh Street where he lives, said he was not advocating for speed bumps elsewhere, but only where the residents on a particularly troublesome street can agree they are necessary.

“Before long you’re going to have speed bumps all around town and you can’t go two blocks without hitting one,” said Bobby Miller. “Even if you hit one of those speed bumps, it’s going to jar your car and you’re going to tear something up.”

 

Stop signs, speed limits draw disagreement

There was not nearly as much complete agreement on the matter of stop signs and speed limits, about which there was much discussion.

Pointing to a large city map where she indicated with markers where stop signs and speed bumps had been added in recent years, Taylor-Webb said these traffic control devices had grown out of an earlier safety committee’s informal assessment of the entire city.

“They felt people were speeding too much through residential areas,” she said. “It was to slow traffic and protect people in congested areas.”



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