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Speeding on Washington St. Before and after School

Why hasn't the city cracked down on the speeding on Washington St. before and after School? It's like the indy 500! What's it going to take? Have a child hit to see some action?

November 7, 2012

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Goldie 2 years, 5 months ago

Same holds true for Lawrence street unfortunately.


1776attorney 2 years, 5 months ago

And the same holds true for many of the southbound streets from downtown south on10th thru 6th Streets. Although not exclusively, the majority are Baker students racing south without any regard for the posted speed limit.

Part of the problem is there are no regular speed limit signage and no periodic stop signs to slow down the traffic. It's like an Indy 500 speedway at 40-50 mph in a 20-30 mph residential zone.

Add to the fact that the sidewalks are in such poor shape and that people have to walk in the streets, kids play in the streets, etc. and it's just a matter of time before something terrible happens.


Stacy Napier 2 years, 4 months ago

I hate to tell you but stop signs do do not slow down traffic. Studies have shown that the stops cause traffic to speed more than if you have a regular flow that people aren't having to accelerate all the time.

I think you will find if you had a radar or lidar that people really aren't going more that about 10 mph over the speed limit which really isn't that fast.


notmyname 2 years, 5 months ago

There are no sidewalks on Washington Sreet and there should be! I also live on Washington Street and I can always tell when school is our by the sound of the cars!!maybe we could get school slow lights on this street!


EFHutton 2 years, 5 months ago

In 1911, Ray Harroun was the first winner of the Indianapolis 500. He averaged 74.6 miles per hour in the inaugural race. No driver has since won this event driving his or her car at less than this rate of speed. The Indianapolis Speedway is a controlled racing track and does not pass through any schools zones or residential areas.


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