Politics & Government
7:01 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Alabama County Considers Policy on 'Speed Tables'

Tuscaloosa County officials could soon adopt a policy guiding decisions on where to place "speed tables" aimed at slowing down drivers.


The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/ZrZybe) that there's policy regulating speed tables in unincorporated areas of Tuscaloosa County.


County commissioners propose placing the tables -- which are similar to speed bumps with flattened tops -- based on requests from their constituents. The requests then must be approved by the full commission.


If the proposal is adopted, residents would be required to submit a petition with the signatures of at least 60 percent of the people who live in the area.


The proposal is expected to be discussed May 15.


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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, http://www.tuscaloosanews.com