Hinds Road in District 1 has never had a posted speed limit, until now.
Although a county roadway speed limit is 45 miles per hour unless otherwise marked, District 1 Commissioner Ronny Shumate said that there are a lot of speeders on the road and he would like a speed posted.
At the request of Shumate, County Engineer Bob Pirando looked at the road and recommended that the speed limit be posted at 30 miles per hour. Shumate said that he would like to see the speed reduced to 25, but he is happy with the recommendation.
He said that Hinds road is a cut-through road. A lot of people use it to go from Highway 69 to Eddy Scant City Road. This is also a road that students travel to get to Brindlee Mountain High School.
Some of the traffic tends to speed on this road and Shumate believes something needed to be done. Shumate understands there has never been a speed limit sign on this road and this may help with the excessive speeders.
Shumate made the motion for the approval of the speed limit on Hinds road to be 30 miles per hour and District 2 Commissioner Rick Watson second. The motion passed unanimously.