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Speed study conducted in Quincy neighborhood

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QUINCY (WGEM) -- People who live in one Quincy neighborhood said cars are going too fast, and they're worried it's putting kids and the elderly in danger.

But, a speed study suggested differently.

Shari Freels said Monday she and her husband have lived on Manor Hill Drive for 22 years now.

"We have just been seeing people going up and down the street at different times of the day, driving a little faster than they should," she said.

Other neighbors, like John Johnson, said it's concerning since more families are moving into the area.

"They might have a couple of children," Johnson said. "They're out with their bikes and scooters and just walking, there's a lot more walkers than there were years ago, just people that live here and you have to be careful when you back out of your driveway."

The city conducted a speed study and the traffic commission met Monday to discuss the results.

"We found that even though the speed limit in that area is 30 that most people were driving, at most, 25-miles-per-hour so well under the speed limit," Quincy Utility and Engineering Director Jeffrey Conte said. "We had very few between 25 and 30 and almost no one driving over 30 miles per hour."

Conte said since almost no one speeds, the city didn't take any action.

But Freels said if you are driving through Manor Hills Drive, make sure to keep an eye out for the people who call it home.

"There are children out here playing and that there are senior citizens that walk in the neighborhood, I'm one of them, so I just want the neighbors to be more aware of what's going on," she said.

Conte said if you think your neighborhood could use a speed study, get into contact with your alderman.

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Blake Sammann

Blake Sammann is a reporter and weekend anchor at WGEM News.

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