Which Street Has the Worst Speeding Problem in Town?

Tell us what you think.

Last week we asked Reading and North Reading residents which street has the worst speeding problem in town. We want to know what you think.

Here is what some Reading residents said on Facebook:

  • Summer Avenue
  • Salem Street
  • Pearl Street
  • Haverhill Street
  • Willow Street
  • John Street
  • Main Street
  • South Street
  • Intervale Terrace
  • Charles Street
  • Grove Street

Robert J Casaletto said, "Central Street. The hill is posted 30 MPH but people going up and down are doing 40 to 60 MPH. They think they're in Texas. Sooner or later it is going to happen. Big and Bad. The driveways are; more, bigger, and busier."

Mary Rienzo said, "High St! The stop sign at High and Middlesex is the biggest problem. People either speed through and don't stop or floor it off the stop line."

Here is what some North Reading residents said on Facebook:

  • Haverhill Street
  • Central Street
  • Park Street
  • Chestnut Street
  • North Street
  • Marblehead Street
  • Mt. Vernon Street
  • Orchard Drive
  • Pomeroy Road
  • Elm Street

Melissa Bellavance said, "Oh where to start ALL of Haverhill St, Central, North, Marblehead and Park Streets. I know the cops cannot be everywhere all the time but I have lived on this end of Haverhill Street (past the blinking light for the Hood) for over five years and I can count on one hand how many speed traps I have seen in this area. My fear is some child will get hit walking to the Hood or a bus stop."

"Haverhill and North intersection is getting pretty dicey," Ann Marie Wright said.

Now it's your turn to weigh in. What do you think? Whether you live in Reading or North Reading, which street has the worst speeding problem in town? Tell us in the comments section below.


JohnStreet Resident January 15, 2013 at 06:50 PM
John Street. Have lived on this street for 23 years and find it is a speedway from Salem Street entrance to the first stop sign. Now that John Street has closed off the end and put a curve to enter Walkers Brook Drive, we have people daily almost coliding with cars because they think John Street continues on straight.
MPG January 15, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Elm St. From Riverside Cemetery to the Middleton line. It's a state route so of course the town is limited in it's power to mandate any restrictions. But the heavy trucks fly along as evidenced by the necessity to use their engine brakes when slowing down!
Greg Chetwynd January 16, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Van Norden Rd It's a cut thru street and people fly down it, ive had drivers right on my tail has i try to turn up my drive way. I walk down the street every day and every day i almost get hit by a car!
Julie January 16, 2013 at 12:34 PM
Forest Street, which is near Van Norden Rd & is also a cut through. Drivers speed and put pedestrians in danger no matter what time of day. Plus no one slows down driving through the school zone!


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