The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office is releasing information related to the Highway 20 Safety Initiative which targeted aggressive driving and speeding on Cumming Highway between Canton and Forsyth County. The initiative which began on April 3rd and lasted one week, was a response to citizen complaints about dangerous conditions on that stretch of roadway.
During that week on Cumming Highway 329 traffic stops were conducted that resulted in 104 citations and 227 warnings issued to drivers. Drivers were cited for a variety of infractions including Following Too Closely, Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Device and Speeding. An analysis of the speeds showed a 10 mile per hour average reduction in speed for that week. Three accidents were reported that week on Cumming Highway compared to 7 accidents the prior week.
Prior to the initiative the sheriff’s office heavily advertised its intentions in an attempt to gain voluntary compliance from drivers. The goal was to bring attention to the driving conditions on Cumming Highway. We will continue to monitor the conditions and address any problems in the future if needed.
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office has received numerous citizen complaints about speeding and reckless driving on Cumming Highway between Canton and Forsyth County. A crash analysis performed this year by the sheriff’s office revealed there have been 36 crashes on Cumming Highway with 21 injuries.
The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office would like to inform citizens of a safety initiative that will begin Monday April 3rd. The goal of the initiative is to the reduce excessive speeds, lower accident numbers and assist in making Cumming Highway a safer route of travel for the motoring public.
Motorists traveling should expect to see more law enforcement presence on Cumming Highway and those ignoring the posted speed limited are risking getting pulled over and potentially cited. The sheriff’s office wanted to give motorists a forewarning prior to the initiative in hopes they will voluntarily comply with the posted speed limit.
Towne Club Windermere is an official drop-off site for Toys for Tots donations this December.
The new retirement community, located at 3950 Towne Club Parkway in Cumming, is accepting new unwrapped toys and books for children of all ages. These toys will be distributed in the local Cumming area and are 100% tax-deductible. Toys may be dropped off at the front desk or during any of the community’s special December fundraising events.
Upcoming Towne Club Windermere events include Breakfast With Santa on December 10th from 9 to 11 a.m.; the Parade of Homes on December 13th from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and Gift Wrapping Day on December 17th from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited to these complimentary events.
“We are very proud to play a part in this worthy effort,” said LaDonna Hagan, executive director of Towne Club Windermere. “Contributing to the quality of life in the local community is something everyone at Towne Club Windermere feels very strongly about. We are a gathering point for all ages, and Toys for Tots is just one of the ways we can help.”
Toys for Tots was established in 1947 and is one of the nation’s most successful charities. A handmade doll was the first toy given to the program, and by the 1970s, more than six million toys had been collected. The non-profit organization is solely run by volunteers and is always looking for additional help and monetary donations. Learn more at www.northatlantatoysfortots.org.
Comprising more than 173,000 square feet under one roof, Towne Club Windermere includes 90 independent living apartments, 34 assisted living apartments and 18 memory care suites. Amenities include a resort-style swimming pool, outdoor veranda, raised vegetable gardens and walking trails. Life Care Services® An LCS® Company, manages Towne Club Windermere.