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DISCUSS: Where is Speeding Problematic in Stoneham?

Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section.

With so many commuters in a hurry to get to work each day, we'd like to know: Where is speeding problematic in Stoneham?

Is there a particular street or neighborhood where speeding has become a major issue? If so, let us know by posting your thoughts in a comment in the comments section below.

We'll compile your thoughts into a recap story next week.

Charlie McGrath August 28, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Mark P, First...Thank you for doing the brave job you guys do here. I agree with the Pine to Franklin too. People coming from the Hancock St intersection fly trying to beat the light. That is a fairly blind intersection as for Pedestrians, on the side where the Pizza Shop and Hair Dresser is....I have seen kids ride their bikes, in the crosswalk, people just walking almost get hit just so someone can beat the light. As for the trucking, I don't know of a solution, but I agree. Fridays, when the club usually gets their deliveries, it would be nearly impossible to get your rig past a parked truck making a delivery. I wish there was a simple solution....
mark patterson August 28, 2012 at 05:56 PM
@M: Thanks. I don't work in Stoneham but I know what you mean.Have you happened to notice that the horn is not as loud as it use to be or maybe I'm wrong and my hearing is going.Driving the truck with the siren going can do damage in the long run.Several of my fellow firefighters,including my brother,drive Harleys so I can appreciate the need for safety.I guess if I was driving I'd want to wear a brain bucket instead of one of the fully enclosed models!
mark patterson August 28, 2012 at 06:04 PM
It's not just the streets mentioned in this article.People need to think about the consequences of their actions.One morning I was stopped at the light heading north on Pine St.The light changed green,I hesitated for a couple of seconds,looked left and a woman doing about 45 blew through the red light.If I wasn't driving defensively I would be dead.Having been in the field for decades I can honestly say that if she had nailed m broadside I probably wouldn't have had a chance! This would have been what we classically refer to as being "T-boned"! The politicians keep making new laws but enforcement of existing ones would work if only judges weren't so liberal.There are enough incompetent,sober drivers on the roads that we don't need multiply-convicted drunk ones on the roads too.Maybe there should be more citizens running for office and less lawyers.
Pat Q. August 29, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Yes, MacArthur Road is awful for speeding as well as the High Street with the intersection of Broadway especially when they go right through the stop sign. Trish
Raja King September 13, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Pento road of Woburn going into North Street Stoneham. As soon as the turn ends, people tends to speed up or floors their cars/motocycles/trucks and thinking it's a drag strip. They need to block off the street or make it one way going into Pento.

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