Lead and Coal residents are angry because the driver is speeding


Over a week ago, a pedestrian even lost his life at Than and Tulane. Harold Hollis said he passed by it.

“It just annoys me. I called Tom and he came out, we walked across the street and I saw, what I am assuming is the victim’s shoe, lying on the sidewalk, south of the street,” said Hollis, a resident. live nearby said. “It’s just very annoying.”

This is the first time KOB 4 talked about those dangerous roads. But those who live there are still waiting for an answer, wondering what more it could take.

“I think one of the biggest factors is that people know that there is no chance that they will be stopped for speeding. They just do that. They always push the light,” says Hollis.

City Councilmember Pat Davis believes there is a solution along the way. He is dedicating resources to a new traffic signal called “Rest in Red”.

“The way this works is that instead of the light being green when you approach, the light is red for everyone unless you are following the speed limit. If it is announced that you are speeding or below, you will be given the green light,” Councilor Pat Davis said when we spoke to him about the technology in September. .

The new signals are expected to increase later this year. But was pushed back due to significant shipping delays. City officials were unable to give a new timeline.

“More people live along the Graphite corridor, they need to call the congressman, call the mayor and keep calling until something is done. I’ve lived here on the graphite corridor for 15 years now and nothing has changed,” Simic said.

Another possible solution is a red light camera. That was approved by the mayor and signed into law, but city officials say they are still in the policy-making stages. Then they will continue to buy back the equipment.

Then people can find out if that’s possible for that area. Officials are hoping for an early deployment in 2022.

Regarding enforcement in the region, KOB 4 contacted APD. A spokesman said Traffic Teams will patrol those areas when they can. Since the start of the year, they have issued 193 citations along the Lead and Coal corridor, according to a spokesperson.

According to the APD, most tickets are issued for those speeding 11-15 mph, the second highest number of tickets for those speeding 16 to 20 mph.

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Yasmin Harisha

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