Driving You Crazy: Man begs Boaz officials to help stop speeders

Driving You Crazy
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BOAZ, Ala. -  One Boaz man says he's spent three years trying to find a remedy to a problem. You see, he lives on a street many use to get from one highway to another, and says they're speeding on it.

It's driving this parent crazy.

Jason Wright has lived on Wills Road for 10 years. It's just him, his wife and 4-year-old son.

"He's my light. I try to spend every minute of every day I can with him," said Wright.

And when his son is outside, he has to be too. "Due to all the speeding on our road here."

It's so bad, "Anywhere from 35 to 45, 55 and probably even faster coming down through here," said Wright.

Wright won't let his son ride his bike anywhere but in the carport and it's a tight turnaround.

"There have been numerous times where my wife and myself have almost been hit because of speeding vehicles while trying to back out of my driveway," he said. "We got a hill behind me that you can't see anybody and a wood line on the other side. And you can't see anybody until you're already in the road."

Wright says he's tried for three years to find a solution to the problem. "I've asked for extra patrol. I've asked for speed bumps to be placed in the road." He even asked for the speed limited to be lowered from 35 to 25.

WHNT News 19 called the Boaz Mayor and Police Department. Police Chief Scott Farish says there are a lot of people that drive out on that road. He says they've placed radar signs out there to try and gather data on the speeds, but didn't recall anything being too bad.

He says they'll put the radar sign back out and check the numbers again.  We will check back in with the police chief in a few weeks to talk about his findings and what solutions, if any, are available.

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