We did a news story last week on the speeding problem on Huntsville's Memorial Parkway. That story prompted complaints by viewers that there are plenty of streets in the city where drivers speed. So, we took action to find out if that's true.
We took our radar gun to busy Bailey Cove Road in south Huntsville. The speed limit ranges from 40 to 45 miles per hour. We clocked numerous drivers in the 50s, and one driver doing 55. On University Drive where the speed limit is 45 mph, we clocked a driver doing 58.
We moved over to Research Park Boulevard where the speed limit is 65, and still found drivers going faster than 70. On Governors Drive we drove the 45 mile an hour speed limit and we were passed by nearly every other driver.
It appears there really is a speeding problem on Huntsville streets. "Oh yeah, they are wide open," says Tim Carlson. Tim appears to be right. The speeding problem on Huntsville's busy streets is significant enough for us to take action and contact both state and local law enforcement. We know they understand the problem, and the public appreciates their efforts to slow things down.