Is It Just Me Or Do Too Many Drivers Speed Down This Road In WNY?
I grew up in north Amherst, close to Wheatfield, but I did live in Hamburg near Lake Shore for a few years. It's also the area where my parents currently live.
I've lost count how many times I have driven down Lake Shore Road (Route 5) in Hamburg, between the Ford plant and Wanakah Country Club. It's a road that can get very busy, especially during peak drive times in the morning and late afternoon, but it's also a stretch of road that has made me worried in the past.
The speed limit goes down to 40 mph once you get to the Big Tree intersection, coming from the north, and stays that way for a while, before going back up again. However, I've lost count how many cars and trucks I've seen speed by going 10-15, even 20 mph over the speed limit here.
Speeding happens at many (most even) roads, but this stretch of Route 5 is tricky because the lanes are pretty narrow (two lanes), especially around the turn near Rodney's restaurant.
I've seen drivers cross the yellow line a few times and the winter makes it even more dangerous, with the added ice and slush. I once was in a near head-on collision here a few years ago in winter conditions and looking back, I was probably going too fast, especially for this type of road.
Have you noticed an abundance of drivers speeding down this stretch of Lake Shore?