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Neighbors: Drivers speeding past bus stop

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Police Department
Number of votes for this fix: 3

The corner of Tilton and Woodland drives in a residential neighborhood of the Forest Glen section of Silver Spring looks tranquil enough, but residents said there's been a chronic speeding problem there for a number of years. The intersection is just off the busy thoroughfare, Georgia Ave.

One neighbor said a fast-moving truck killed a dog in the area and never stopped. They fear something far worse could happen, since there is a school bus stop and a park nearby used by families with children and pets.

"Too many times children [have] almost [been] hit by speeding cars that ignore the bus's flashing lights," griper Cheryl Dolan wrote.

Residents said they were interested in greater speeding enforcement in the area and possibly getting speed bumps installed. When contacted about the issue, Montgomery County Police Department spokesperson Melanie Brenner notified the traffic division about the problem. She reported back saying the issue is "on the radar" of the department.

"We take all traffic concerns seriously," Brenner said. She also said residents of the Silver Spring district could report traffic issues to a hotline at 240-773-0242.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 17, 2010; 5:34 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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