Where Do Drivers Speed Most in Roswell?

Let's see if there is a consensus on the roads where drivers tend to have a "lead foot."

Every town has areas where drivers tend to speed and Roswell is no exception.

Where are the most speed-inducing, and ultimately dangerous, streets in Roswell? What might be done to make them safer? Is a raised section needed, another stop sign, more crosswalks or could some other measure be useful to slow down traffic?

Tell us the streets you've found where drivers seem to have a "lead foot" in the comments section below!

Michael Hadden August 21, 2012 at 11:11 AM
Pretty much any street that has lanes that are 11 feet or wider where the speed limit is 40 or under is going to have speeders. What do we need to do in order to curb speeding? Take the lane widths down and make it less comfortable to speed. Raised crosswalks and speed humps are a sign that your city's traffic engineers failed and designed a road where the design speed is faster than the posted speed. One reason why it is almost always very comfortable to do 10 mph over whatever the posted speed limit is. Another great benefit of narrower roads aside from their inherent safety is that they are cheaper to build and maintain.
Jon Doe August 21, 2012 at 12:17 PM
Riverside road
S L D August 21, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Crossville Rd.
Scott Long August 21, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Yep Riverside Road. A very long run with no traffic calming for nearly two miles straight equals danger (and a few single-vehicle very-high-speed fatalities in recent years). Of course, Riverside Road wasn't designed by city traffic engineers. It was a trail that turned into a dirt road that was eventually paved, long before it was part of any city. Very heavy bicycle traffic (which is really great BTW) means you can't narrow the lanes. It needs some type of calming construct, not bumps or stop signs. Perhaps a sprinking of several mini-roundabouts (there is probably an official term for this) along Riverside Road that causes cars to slow down to navigate the small change in direction. Gunnin Road off Spalding Drive in Peachtree Corners has something like this.
Jane Sarphie August 21, 2012 at 02:57 PM
School Zones! We live near Elkins Road and Hembree and have to cross the street to get to school in the morning (as pedestrians, a mom, 2 kids, and a dog) and people drive through here so fast while talking on cell phones to boot. I want to pull over and high five the Roswell PD whenever they are out pulling people over to thank them for trying to keep our children safe!
steve craigue August 21, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Brookfield subdivison. Lots of ignorant drivers speeding through and ignoring stop signs too. Narrowing streets is not the answer - if you want dangerously narrow streets go to Europe. Speeding still goes on there too but at least you will have your narrow roads. Stiff penalties for speeders - multiple-offenders should lose their license.
Risa Blum Mendelson August 21, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Coleman from Pine Grove to 120
George Arnett August 22, 2012 at 12:55 AM
I wish we could all stop speeding and put the cops out of business! Ever come out late at night? They swarm like flies that haven't eaten in days.
krasiva August 22, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Mansell and East Crossville. More accidents happen here than you can imagine. Almost lost my life in an accident at this location and know others who have experienced accidents and now suffer long term disability. Now thanks to a new RaceTrac gas station and Aldi's more traffic accidents are inevitable in an already over congested area. City of Roswell knows this is a dangerous intersection but ignores the pleas of local residents.
Julie August 22, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Riverside road
Lisa Richardson August 27, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Why would I want to tell you? The Roswell P.D. will read this and just set up MORE speed traps! LOL...I agree with George above. It's ridiculous!


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