Speeding drivers in Pinson putting lives in danger, residents say
PINSON, Ala. —
There are major concerns about speeders in Pinson. Locals say people speeding along Marsh Mountain Road are putting lives in danger.
It's a problem many say they have been dealing with for years. At certain times in the day that area can be a nightmare for drivers and residents. People tell ABC 33/40's Amber Grifley something needs to be done before it's too late.
"It's very dangerous to cross that intersection or to turn on either road," said Shane Johnson.
Johnson and his family have been dealing with speedy drivers along Marsh Mountain Road and Highway 75 for nearly six years.
"Once every year since we've been there we've had to replace our mailbox from cars," said Johnson.
The speed limit is now set at 45, but Johnson says it's not helpful. In fact, his neighbor's dog was hit by a speeding driver Monday evening. He says he's afraid that next time, it will be a different story.
"I want to see them do something about it before people get seriously hurt or killed," said Johnson.
ABC 33/40's Amber Grigley took these concerns to Pinson Mayor Hoyt Sanders he says this is a project that will fall under ALDOT. Grigley reached out to ALDOT, and a spokesperson says they're more than willing to do a study. However, it can only be done at the mayor's request. Johnson says after fighting for so long, he just wants to see a solution.
"The issues been going on with ALDOT for five years. They been saying they're trying to do something about it, but I don't know. It's just one of those things where you'll believe it when you actually see them do something about it," said Johnson.
ALDOT was able to get in contact with Mayor Sanders. The plan is for them to work together to monitor that area and see what can be done.