Discussions of safety on Annaquatucket Road have sparked on one of our articles following the death of a North Kingstown woman this week. A 41-year-old woman died after her car left the road and struck a tree stump.
From Facebook to our commments' section here on the site, residents have sounded off on the dangers of the much-used road – from speeding cars to the number of pedestrians who use the road. As one user pointed out, the North Kingstown High School track team uses the road for practice after school sometimes.
"I used to live on Annaquatucket Road down by the HS, and always thought that it was a dangeorus road to start with," said Patty Cole-Salisbury in one of her comments. "It is narrow and hard to navigate especially if you're speeding."
"There is SO much foot traffic here, at all times day and night," said DKC9 in another comment. "It is so dangerous and I would hate for an incident to happen before we take action."
As a former NKHS student who used to walk up Annaquatucket Road to get my caffeine fix at Jitters, I can attest that this road is no picnic for pedestrians. Take out the crazy driving antics of the hundreds of teenagers who drive up that road to class, it's still a difficult road to maneuver for pedestrians and drivers alike.
But, Annaquatucket Road is not the only roadway in North Kingstown with similar problems. Residents have often called for improvements to Stony Lane, Old Baptist Road, parts of Route 1 and countless others.
Which North Kingstown roads are the most dangerous? What roads need sidewalks?
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