Citizen Concerned About Speeders In Residential Area

Citizen Concerned About Speeders In Residential Area

A Buffalo city resident spoke to the city council at their Tuesday meeting to bring to their attention her concern over speeding drivers in her residential neighborhood, and to request more speed limit signs in the area.

Sabina Damone, who lives on North Burritt Avenue, said it is common for her to see cars speeding down that street at speeds much higher than the 20 mph limit.

She is concerned for her children and others in the neighborhood and asked for more speed limit signs to try to curb speeding.

Buffalo Police have patrolled the area and have had the radar speed trailer in place there for some time, but Damone said it appeared drivers slowed down but still were above the legal speed limit.
She noticed other streets in the area, Adams, Carrington and others that had only a few speed limit signs and those were small, she said.

Other residents are also concerned not only with that area of the city, but in their own neighborhoods as well, according to Damone, who said she has seen the concern from residents on social media sites and they, too, would like too see the problem resolved.

Mayor Mike Johnson said he knows there is a speeding problem in the city, but wasn't sure more signage was necessarily the answer. He said educating the public on speed limits and better enforcement by police may go farther to help curb speeding in residential areas.

Mayor Johnson said he and other city department heads will try to determine how to resolve the issue.

Damone also asked the council to better mark the Burritt/Fort Street intersection to relieve confusion over how traffic is supposed to flow there, which they will look into.

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