How fast can you go is the question every driver on Madison County’s Roy Davis Road will ask. The reason for that, there are no speed limit signs on the entire road in either direction. Roy Davis is just shorter than a mile, and runs between Boles Road and Joe Quick Road.
The roads near Roy Davis Road all have speed limit signs. The legal speeds ranging from 25 to 45 miles per hour. Melissa Bates has three children and worries how fast drivers will be going when they pass her house, “Since there are no speed limit signs, they probably think they can go whatever speed they want to go.”
Until a few years ago, Roy Davis Road served just a few homes and farms, but now there’s a growing neighborhood. Two long time residents along the road, believe there definitely needs to be a legally defined speed limit. “Well, I think we really need one, because of all the traffic, and you’d be surprised at all the traffic this road has,” says Buddy Alverson. Richard Armstrong puts the problem into stark perspective, “I’m afraid there’s going to be a real bad wreck.”
The bottom line on Roy Davis, drivers don’t know how fast they can go, and as Mellisa Bates said, that could mean any speed.
We’re taking action and talking to Madison County officials to get this road, and these neighbors the signs they need.