Dunwoody Police Step Up Speed Patrols

A speed trailer Wednesday at Dunwoody Village Parkway show that 70 percent of motorists speed in the business corridor.

Dunwoody Police are reporting that they have stepped up speed patrols in various areas of the city: Dunwoody Club Drive, Chesnut Elementary School and the Kinglsey neighborhood.

The hot spots are areas that residents have complained there are frequent speeders, so police are advising people to watch their speeds all around the city.

However, if recent speed trailer results are an indication, people aren't abiding by speed laws in Dunwoody's main business corridor.

Police reported the results from a speed trailer that shows motorists how fast they are going and tallies their speed so police can get an idea if the aea is a problem.

According to the results, the 1500 block of Dunwoody Village Parkway is a problem.

The results were for Wednesday, when the speed trailer was set up there, according to police.

Nearly 70 percent of motorists were traveling over the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour, according to the data.

Of the 24,000 or so cars clocked, more than 14,000 were traveling above the posted limit. Around 2,000 were traveling above 35 miles per hour.

The average speed was also higher than the posted 25 mile per hour limit at 27 mile per hour.

Franky Powders December 07, 2012 at 06:20 PM
25mph is not a reasonable limit. 35mph is more realistic.
marcia March 01, 2013 at 03:50 AM
I agree with the above. Why is the speed limit 25 mph in a non-residential area


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