By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 29, 2018
THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- A Thomasville neighborhood is hoping for safer roads after the city installed new stop signs this week.
In the last year, residents living off Tuxedo Drive have been vocal about the traffic through their neighborhood. The City of Thomasville conducted a speed study and traffic count and are now adding new stop signs to multiple intersections along the road.
"Tuxedo has always been busy," said Richard Ramsey, a resident for 30 years. "You take your life into your own hands when you go through an intersection."
Longtime residents like Ramsey and many young families are happy to see the new signs finally go up.
"It forces people to slow down, and unfortunately, that's what you have to do because they're not going to pay attention to the speed limit," said Ramsey.
The City of Thomasville says it's adding new stop, warning and speed limit signs.
"People coming up Tuxedo, as well as people going down Tuxedo, are going at their peak speed at that point and that worries me," said Ruth Ann Maxwell, another longtime resident.
On Wednesday, stop signs will be uncovered at the intersections of Plantation, Executive, Nottingham and Wimbledon Drives.
"I think it will definitely make it safer for travelers of all kinds," said Maxwell.
Residents say they hope it's just the beginning, and that surrounding neighborhoods are encouraged to pursue similar improvements to keep their roads safe.