Getting Results: Speed Limit Signs Improve Safety On Roy Davis Road

Roy Davis Road in Madison County is a little less than a mile long. It runs between Boles Road and Joe Quick Road. Unlike those two roads, and all the other roads around it, Roy Davis had no speed limit signs.

When we first visited the road at the request of neighbor Melissa Bates, drivers had no legal direction for their speed.

“Since there are not speed limit signs, they probably think they can go whatever speed they want to go,” said Bates.

Bates and her neighbors were worried about what might happen with speeding cars on their two lane road.  There are plenty of houses along the road, and it serves a growing neighborhood. Richard Armstrong was definitely worried.

“I’m afraid there’s going to be a real bad wreck,” he said.

After seeing the road and the lack of signs, WHNT News 19 took action and contacted Madison County Commissioner Roger Jones.  He quickly responded and installed 35 mile-per-hour speed limit signs in both directions. The signs had an immediate effect on speeders.

“Yeah, they got two speeders on this road this week,” said Bates.

Other neighbors say they feel safer on their road because of the new signs. Obviously, some drivers will still speed, but the legal limit is there for all to see.  It doesn’t escape anyone that this safer road comes because of action taken by WHNT News 19.

“Channel 19 got the job done, so I appreciate it,” Bates said.

We were glad to help.  In fact, we want to take action to fix road and traffic problems wherever they exist, all you need to do is let us know where the problems are.  Tell us what’s Driving You Crazy and we’ll take a look at the issue.