Apalach: Speeders need their lumps, not bumps

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

“I think we can fix that without all the speed bumps and stop signs,” she said. “It will take a minute for them to realize they have to obey the law.”


A change in store for Commerce Street?

Miller said he would like to see a flashing electronic sign brought in to warn people about their speeds, and even hinted traffic cameras that record speeders and issue tickets could be an option.

“Is the juice worth the squeeze when you can get a machine to do it for you?” he asked. “25 mph to me is awfully slow. I’ve tried to drive 30, and at 25 mph I feel like I should get outside and push it. Bump the speed limit up to 30 and make clear that it’s strictly enforced. You start getting in my back pocket and I’ll slow down.”

Carol Barfield said she wanted the limit lowered to 15 mph. “When you have kids in the community. ‘I’m sorry’ isn’t going to be enough,” she said.

“You can’t let your children go out and play in the road,” replied Miller. “It wasn’t paved to be a playground.”

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