Apalach: Speeders need their lumps, not bumps

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

“We really haven’t looked at our overall traffic patterns,” he said. “You got to take a look at the whole picture here.”

Tayler-Webb said finding funds for a traffic study will be a challenge, and urged patience.

“I have to find a way to make this happen so don’t think it’s going to happen next week,” she said. “(The state) can give funding to assist. It should be a professional (study), not a group of citizens.”

Taylor-Webb said she plans to tell commissioners the committee wants the city not install any more speed devices, “unless it’s warranted,” until the study is complete.

Some people taking part in the roundtable discussion wanted the city’s 25 mph speed limit lowered to 15, while others thought it could be raised, coupled with the application of even stricter enforcement.

“If we gave out tickets, you wouldn’t need stop signs,” said George Coon.

Police Officer Pam Lewis said cracking down on speeders has been a top priority for the department following last month’s city commission meeting, in which traffic issues were discussed.



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