“I haven’t received any acknowledgement of the request or any of the documents,”he said.
“I (also) requested that the same consideration be given to North Main as was given South Main years ago, lowering the speed to 35 (MPH),”Mock pursued,
“And also eliminating the passing area (in front of Mount Zion).”Mock stressed what he believed to be the dangerous traffic situation in this area, citing several accidents and one with a fatality.
“I hate to be tacky,”he said,
“but I’m glad (Sheriff) Donnie (Craig) has got this traffic safety grant now, because you all are going to be working another fatality right in front of Mount Zion if this doesn’t get addressed quickly.”
“We actually started (patrolling) a few weeks ago,”Craig said,
“There were already 70 citations that were written in the first four days of the HEAT program. Of those we had four DUIs that were taken off the roads, as well as several drug arrests.”The sheriff said the county won the grant due to its high traffic fatality and injury rate.
“Doing this engineering study,”he said,
“does not guarantee that they’re going to recommend STOP signs.”While accepting this, Mock went on to stress the urgency of the situation.
“I don’t want to be antagonistic,”he pressed,
“but you all don’t have to do the funerals or deal with the families who are losing loved ones at that intersection on that stretch of road--I do.”