GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Greenfield Police are cracking down on dangerous driving habits.
A traffic study focused on Wildwood Ave. in Greenfield, a road notorious for drivers traveling well above the speed limit.
After receiving numerous complaints, Greenfield’s Police Department spent past month monitoring drivers on this street as part of the study. The speed limit is 25 miles per hour, but they found nearly 12-percent of drivers, about 19,000 cars, were traveling at least 10 miles above that. Alarmingly, six cars had gone above 65 miles per hour in that zone.
22News spoke to Greenfield resident Greg Roberts, who saw the study and was shocked by its results. “Majority of the people were going over the 25 MPH speed limit, and some people were even going up to 65 miles per hour, which is, you know, crazy fast for a street like this with kids, and pedestrians and what not.”
Greenfield Police said the study has given them a better idea of when officers should be on Wildwood Avenue to prevent speeding. They plan on beefing up patrols to try and make the road safe again.
Other traffic studies will be done on roadways throughout town in the weeks and months to come.