NOTE: The staff of Accessmilton.com are advocates of safe driving. We applaud Christopher Bloor for stepping up to the plate and leading the charge to make our roads and our families safer. Please stand with Christopher and sign the petition!
Magnolia Media, LLC
Dear Milton Neighbors,
As our city streets become busier and more commuters use them to access to HWY 400 and surrounding thoroughfares, we have seen traffic become congested and accidents become more prevalent. Many people are unfamiliar with the roads of Milton and will at times endanger themselves and other with excessive speeds.
Under Georgia law, the police are limited in their ability to control speeders unless they are going excessively over the posted limit. Once someone has reached 11mph over the posted limit, the police are able to stop them an issue them a citation. That means that someone has to be doing 56mph in some areas before they can be slowed down.
This initiative is not about adding revenue to the city or trying to create speed traps. It is about safety in our neighborhoods. The families that live along the streets where speed limits are set to 45mph have the same safety concerns that those of us that live in traditional neighborhoods have. It is time that we ensure that all of our communities and neighbors are safe.
Over the last two years, we have had multiple accidents occur because of speed and have unfortunately had people die on our City streets for the very same reason. To ensure the overall safely of our community we must take action to limit the possibilities of further accidents or deaths.
Please take a moment to sign the petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/milton/petition.html) and help us to support our community, our city and the police and firemen who protect and serve us.
Thank you, Christopher Bloor