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TELL US: Are Speed Limits Too High in Marlboro?

Residents on Union Hill Road have gathered through a petition to the township.

Two residents from Union Hill Road in Marlboro presented a petition to Town Council last week, with signatures from almost all residents living between Tennent Road and Rt. 9.

Union Hill Road resident Raul Gonzalez said he has been living on the road for three years, and thinks the speed limit in that section is too high.

With people speeding to and from Rt. 9, Gonzalez said, "We don't even have enough time to pull in and out [of the driveway]."

Gonzalez and another resident of the road said presented a petition to council, which according to them contained signatures of almost every resident in that area.

Chief Bruce Hall said Union Hill Road may be tough to change, since it is a mulch-jurisdictional road between Marlboro, the county and Manalapan.

Council President Jeff Cantor said, "I think there is an epidemic, not only in Marlboro, people are speeding everywhere."

Hall said the department is about to up enforcement on several roads in Marlboro, and digital speed reminders may be possible on Union Hill.

Do you think the speed limits are too high in Marlboro? Tell us in the comments.

BobbyC March 31, 2012 at 01:20 AM
FYI: I'm a certified instructor of The National Safety Council. I teach defensive driving on a regular basis, and I invite anyone to step up and take the course.
Shari March 31, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Well said Bobby! Another example is Ryan Road on the east side of Rt 9. That is a fairly main road, yet the speed limit is 25mph because it goes through a development. If someone is in such a rush as to have a need to speed, then leave a few minutes earlier to give yourself more time and NOT have the need to speed. SAFETY COMES BEFORE SPEED.
JB April 06, 2012 at 02:00 PM
I've lived on Union Hill Rd for 25 years - Mr Gonzalez should have done his homework prior to purchasing his home....Union Hill Rd is a main street used by many...yes, it is difficult at times to enter and exist our driveway - but it is also a very convenient street to live on - walking distance to shopping and buses. Sometimes you have to take the good and the bad!
jim12 April 09, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I have lived in Marlboro for almost 30 yrs. The main road I live near is a country road with many curves and blind spots. But that still does not stop jerks from speeding through. The speed limit does not need to change, the drivers do. The change is so dramatic. Now the drivers tailgate, pass illegally, and honk because someone is driving the speed limit. Actually the people in general are pushy, impatient and think the world revolves around them. Sad but true. I just never let their bad habits rub off. The best tip is if someone is endangering your life, pull over and let them pass. If it is not possible to pull over then stay calm and turn off as soon as you can. You could record their license plate and make a report. They will leatn their lesson.
Marlboro Mann January 02, 2013 at 03:21 AM
Worse than Union Hill, are the morons who use the entrance ramp on 9 North as an acceleration lane instead of an entrance. Additionally, the Township can make tons of cash ticketing those vehicles making illegal lefts on Union Hill because they used the wrong ramp.

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