Dangerous Glenwood drivers lead to concern from Raleigh residents

Law enforcement is cracking down on speeders along some busy streets in Raleigh.
October 22, 2013 4:49:28 AM PDT
Law enforcement is cracking down on speeders along some busy streets in Raleigh.

Police set up digital signs that show your speed on Glenwood Avenue after complaints from homeowners.

"I think people shouldn't speed in this neighborhood...there are children playing in this neighborhood," said a Glenwood resident.

Although that may seem like a no-brainer to most people, there are still drivers on Glenwood that are going well about the speed limit, some even 15 over, in an area where kids are walking and playing.

"[Raleigh traffic is getting busier] the growth has increased it quite a bit," added a Raleigh resident.

The increase in traffic along with complaints from neighbors led to Raleigh police putting up two tracker signs on Glenwood to let drivers know how fast they are going and that they need to slow down.

"As the city gets bigger, there will be more and more issues with speed. Higher speeds not only cause more wrecks but they increase the severity of the wrecks," said Raleigh police officer S.M Hoolan.

The tracker signs work like computers and collect data of how fast folks are driving and at what time of the day. After a trial run, police say they will assess the data and figure out a solution to the speeding issue.

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