Saugerties village considers using psychology to slow down speeders

road-stripeThe Village Board continued its discussion on how to slow down speeding motorists on Washington Ave. at its Nov. 2 meeting.

Village Trustee Jeannine Mayer said county officials suggested painting a stripe down the center of the road and adding crosswalks. The stripe would narrow the lanes and “psychologically this would slow people down.”

The work would be done in the spring.

Trustee Donald Hackett suggested lowering the speed limit from 30 mph to 15 mph, though the state Department of Transportation would have to approve the request, as would the town.


A previous idea to install a stop sign at the corner of Washington Ave. and Finger St. fell out of favor due to concerns about traffic back-ups, especially for school buses.