POLL: Finding Where Drivers Speed Most in Foxborough

We've compiled your answers and now we're looking for a consensus – where do drivers speed most in Foxborough? Vote in our poll below!

Last week we and 27 of you responded.

Now that we’ve gathered the information submitted by you, we are taking the top five answers and asking readers to come to a consensus by voting in the poll below. Then on Aug. 15, we will close the poll and discuss the information we’ve gathered with Foxborough Police Chief Edward O’Leary and publish a story related to speeding in Foxborough.

Of the information gathered from readers last week, the majority said Oak Street and Baker Street are where drivers speed the most in Foxborough.

“Without a doubt Oak Street,” said Foxborough Patch reader Sue M. “People have been hit trying to get in their driveways. They go faster as they round the bend towards Oakwud Street. Something needs to be done.”

Said Heidi Laughlin Manthei: “Definitely Oak Street. People are in such a rush they pass me before I can turn all the way into my driveway.”

Said Kristian Smith Edgar: “Baker Street has become a cut through to avoid the lights by Dunkin’ Donuts and DQ ... People fly down the street including the police, it is very scary.”

North Street and Beach Street came in at number two and South Grove and Cocasset Street came in tied at number three.

So Foxborough, we want to know …

This week’s poll question: Which street listed below do drivers speed the most on?

Lorraine August 08, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Did the cops put this question in the Patch? Are they looking to ticket more people?
Jeremie Smith August 08, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Hi Lorraine - No, Foxborough Police did not pose this question for readers. It's meant to hear what people in the community have to say about speeding and what roads may be more dangerous than others due to the driving habits of motorists on those streets. I do plan, however, to speak with Chief O'Leary about this issue, using the information that has been gathered from the poll. Thank you for the question!
Margaret Kennedy August 09, 2012 at 01:06 AM
As Chief O'Leary and the Board of Selectmen have heard from my complaints, Oak Street is the worst speeding street in Foxborough. All day, cars and 18-wheeler trucks (starting as early as 3:45 am each weekday morning) barrel down Oak Street with no regards for the people living on this road. There have been no improvements despite being assured by the board that there would be. I am very disappointed and will be requesting a new meeting with the board soon to discuss this ongoing problem on Oak Street.
Lorriane August 10, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Does anybody remember that horrible accident a while back on Oak Street? A man was being chased by the police on the highway and got off at the Mechanic Street exit. He sped down Oak St, and crashed into a tree on someones property, killing himself. Thankfully nobody else was hurt.


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