Slowing Down Speeders

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Quarterman Road in Hahira was paved within the last year.

Some people who live there say people drive faster than the posted 35 miles per hour limit.

The Georgia Department of Transportation says this type of paving is safe for up to 45 miles per hour.

Lowndes County agreed to lower the speed limit to 35 miles per hour after they heard concerns from residents.

Since GDOT says the 45 mile per hour is acceptable, a posted speed limit of 35 can't be enforced without approval.

Residents just want something done.

"We had drag racers out here a few weeks ago, two corvettes speed racing side by side up and down the road," said Gretchen Quarterman who lives on the road. "It's a neighborhood, we have 30 families that live on this road, they have small children."

Lowndes County Public Information Officer Paige Dukes said they're working to fix the problem.

"We are going through the process to ask for a decrease in the speed limit for that road that can be enforced since this has proven to been a problem," said Dukes.

Quarterman Road doesn't meet the specifications for speed bumps, which means speed enforcement is the only way to slow people down.

Dukes said they hope to have approval within 30 days.

Once that happens, Georgia State Patrol can begin enforcing the limit by ticketing speeders.

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