SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - There seems to be too many lead feet in Southaven. The city is getting complaint after complaint about fast drivers, and residents want to put the brakes on speeding.
The city is looking at options, one specifically is speed bumps. Southaven has banned speed bumps since the 1980s, but now they're taking a second look.
"I've been in neighborhoods where they have them and people slow down. You can tell the difference," says Charles Scott. He's used to drivers speeding and blowing past stop signs in his neighborhood.
"It's dangerous. I live on a corner so I see it all the time," he tells abc24.com. Scott's one of many in town who'd like to see something done about it.
"Many call and complain," says Alderman Ronnie Hale. "They're more concerned about what we can do to slow the traffic down." Hale says one idea the city has raised is speed bumps.
"Anywhere we'd attempt to look at would be side streets and neighborhood streets that are 25 mph or less," he says.
Nothing is certain yet. The city has good reasons for not having them in the past.
"The cons are they slow down emergency response," he adds. "They're really tough on everybody's car as well as our emergency vehicles. We have to weigh the difference."
"We've got to look at the biggest area of complaints and the cost factor and all the different options."
Hale is on a committee discussing those options. He says a decision will take time.