Residents Petition to Make Candler Street Safer in Decatur, Georgia
DECATUR, GA- The ajc.com writes that a petition was sent to the Decatur commissioners asking the city to improve the safety on a stretch of Candler Street that is considered particularly dangerous.*
The petition was presented by the “Calm Candler” coalition that has been actively attempting to improve safety measures after a string of accidents, including some fatalities, that took place in the last few months.
The group’s spokesperson, Tonio Andrade, a professor from Emory University, reports that there have been a number of instances of illegal passing, close calls, and drivers traveling at high speeds seen on the street.
The petition is seeking to have automated speed limit enforcementand to lower the street’s speed limit from 35 miles per hour to 30. The group is also hoping to have a “risk-based traffic study” completed in the area. The street, which is owned by the state, had a standard study conducted earlier in 2018.
Peggy Merriss, the City Manager, says that the city is in complete agreement with everything that the group has presented in the petition, but that because the road is owned by the state, the changes have to be made by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The city must, therefore, work with that agency, and within GDOT’s framework if the road is to be completed.
GDOT has made some changes in the area, including adding the installation of nine crosswalks and installing of flashing lights. While the improvements are viewed as encouraging signs, the change is not happening quickly enough for people in the area who see the dangers presented by the roadway daily.
Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!
If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 35 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com And use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour live chat.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333
* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.