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