We have posted the following video on Accessmilton.com=>
We would like to get some feedback from each of you before week's end regarding what has transpired here.
Any quotes given will be posted on Accessmilton.com.
770 653 0552
As always, I appreciate your diligence in voicing concerns related to the safety of our roads here in Milton. Your e-mail asked for a response as to "what transpired here?" My comments are as follows:
I watched the video - the excessive speed and maneuvers you observed, and the "warning" given by the drivers who were flashing their lights was unfortunate, but not surprising. I am sure drivers in Milton, as well as most other areas in Atlanta and the country, observe similar actions on a daily basis. While I do not condone this behavior, I am at a loss for what can be done to remedy this situation. I would make the following observations:
1. The city prides itself on the performance of our public safety employees. I know you support these individuals and the job that they do. However, it is not reasonable to think that every instance of a driving violation will be observed by one of our police officers. There just isn't enough coverage to catch every violation.
2. You remind us on a regular basis that the Bethany Rd / Freemanville Rd / Mayfield Rd area is problematic. I know that our officers take this type of feedback into consideration when they plan their daily routes.
3. Ultimately, observance of traffic laws and the safe operation of any motor vehicle lies with the driver or operator of that vehicle. We can't legislate good driving. Choosing to follow traffic laws is a choice that each driver makes when they turn the key to start their vehicle.
As I stated above, I appreciate your continued diligence in the area of public safety. My recommendation is to keep up the good work, and hope that individuals who see and read your posts on Access Milton heed the warning, and change their behavior. I know that this information has had a positive impact on many individuals.
The City of Milton