Speed can be a factor in many accidents. There are speed limits posted in areas for reasons. Some areas, like the interstate, allow for higher speeds. However, motorists need to slow down in residential neighborhoods because there may be residents walking or children playing.
Residents of one Gwinnett County neighborhood are concerned about people who speed through their subdivision.
One ten-year-old resident decided to write the mayor to see if something could be done about the issue.
Parv Mahajan wrote a letter to Duluth mayor Nancy Harris. In the letter, he told the mayor that he feels unsafe when he and his sister ride their bikes in their neighborhood. He made suggestions like speed limit signs or a speed hump.
The mayor said that she receives hundreds of e-mails, but the one from Mahajan caught her attention.
The mayor’s response was to ask police to step up patrols in the area. The city also installed signs that urged drivers to slow down.
Since March 1st, police have pulled over 94 drivers for speeding.
Mahajan, who is in the fourth grade, received a surprise invitation for himself and his sister to meet the mayor at City Hall.
In addition to stepping up police patrols and placing signs, the city is looking into installing speed humps. They may share the cost of installation with the home owner’s association.
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