Thursday, August 30, 2012
Here are the streets you've listed as some of the worst for speeding in Roswell and what the Roswell Police Department has to say about it.
When we asked you about the most problematic areas for speedy drivers in Roswell last week, Riverside Road, Crossville Road and Houze Road all landed among the worst. Via comments on the site and the Roswell Patch Facebook page, readers shared their thoughts on the subject. Of Riverside Road, Scott Long wrote on Roswell Patch: "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…
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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!
Monday, July 23, 2012
The passenger is in critical condition.
Roswell resident Samuel Wiggins, 20, was killed in a single-car accident Sunday night when he ran off Riverside Road and hit a tree, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Wiggins' passenger and roommate, Dillon Rigsby, 19, is still in critical condition. Roswell Police Department Spokeswoman Lisa Holland said excessive speed was a factor, but investigators will have to wait on toxicology results to see if any illegal substances were also involved.