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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Drivers speeding through Albany's Lake Park neighborhood beware. Something may soon be on the way to slow you down. The Albany City commission wants to slow down folks driving on Lullwater.

Last year two different drivers crashed into people's yards on that street. One ended up in a house. Residents want something done to slow drivers who use the road as a pass through from Dawson Road to Gillionville.

Traffic engineers say speed bumps can also pose dangers, and slow down emergency vehicles, but commissioner Bob Langstaff said keeping cars out of homes should be the top priority.

He said, "In the wee hours of the morning, a kid drove around the corner and went into someone's house. I mean, that is a bigger deal than worrying about a few second delay in a fire truck or EMS. I mean, we gotta keep cars out of houses."

The speed bumps would only be temporary while an engineering study is conducted to find other ways to slow down traffic in the area.

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