Fred Corrigan, a resident of Halifax Estates, has taken on the project of making the roads safer for drivers and pedestrians alike.
Corrigan told the Halifax Traffic and Safety Committee, chaired by Police Chief Joao Chaves, about speed limits that are just too fast for the area, and blocked vision at intersections and exiting traffic.
Corrigan gave the board the example of exiting Dunkin Donuts onto Plymouth St., where shrubbery has overgrown and limits visibility for drivers trying to exit onto Route 106. Corrigan used a laser pointer to emphasize his photos demonstrating blocked vision and lack of signage to make clear just what the regulations are.
Chief Chaves brought data for several area roads including the intersection of Holmes and Plymouth streets, where Route 36 meets Route 106. Chaves told the assembly that over a period of 7-10 days, major streets in town see 32,000 vehicles using the streets, and while the average speeds are within reason, only a few mph above the posted limit, there are exceptions, up to 107 mph for one vehicle.
Corrigan asked the committee to consider the examples he has delineated and see what can be done. Chaves said that he has hired two new patrolmen this week who will help with traffic enforcement.