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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  People who live in unincorporated Dougherty County may soon have a tool to slow speeders in their neighborhoods.

Commissioners voted to implement a traffic calming policy which will allow elongated speed bumps called speed tables to be placed on some roads.

Commissioners have received complaints about speeders from people in neighborhoods including South Gate where children and adults spend a lot of time outside.

The new policy will give the county the ability to begin the process of slowing those cars down.

"You gotta look after the safety of the citizens of Dougherty County and we do have problems and we will go through the process. What we did today was actually approve an ordinance where we could do this and draw funds from SPLOST," said County Commissioner Jack Stone.

The ordinance doesn't outline exactly where the money will come from,only that the county will install speed tables at its expense if conditions warrant them.

One source of money would be sales tax dollars. It could also come from Capital improvements or the general fund.

 

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