By Jeremy Elrod
Following weeks of discussion regarding the safety of Glenn Carrie Road, numerous residents spoke out against the proposed speed breakers in hopes of swaying the council’s vote.
“We’ve been discussing this for quite some time now, but before we put our decision to a vote I’m going to let everyone here voice their thoughts on the matter,” said Mayor Paul Elkins.
Speaking on behalf of the Hull Fire Department, Frank Edwards read from a list of statistics and reasons for the opposition of the breakers.
“The opinion of the fire chief and consensus of the fire department as a whole is that the use of speed breakers on Glenn Carrie would be a potential hazard,” said Edwards. “The breakers would potentially slow the response time of our fire trucks and response vehicles by two to three minutes, could cause accidents for unknowing drivers on that road, and could not only cause an unnecessary accident but could keep us from saving a life as well.”
Edwards said there haven’t been accidents on the road this year, but that the fire department has often had to travel the road.
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