Warning, speeders: Refrain on South Rolling Road
After a couple of serious crashes on South Rolling Road in Catonsville, police are stepping up enforcement of the 30-mph speed limit in the residential section between Frederick Avenue and Catonsvillle Community College.
Neighborhood residents have been agitating for various traffic-calming measures over concerns that motorists are speeding through the area and endangering children, pets, pedestrians, local drivers and themselves. The State Highway Administration is considering various measures to slow speeds on the road.
Until then, residents report that the Baltimore County police have intensified enforcement in the area. Local resident Martin Haggerty reports having recently seen police writing 6 tickets in a 90-minute time span in front of his house.
As one of those Howard County residents who uses this road as a cut-through to get around traffic (sorry, folks, that's my right), I can attest that it is no place for excessive speeds. Though it is designated as state Route 166, it is a winding, two-lane road through a residential neighborhood. Several schools are nearby, as well as bus stops. But many drivers tear along at 45 mph or more -- a reckless speed for that road.
One can only hope that the stepped-up enforcement cuts those. Otherwise, South Rolling might just be an excellent candidate for a school zone designation -- and one of those dreaded speed cameras.