TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Leslie Mart takes her dog for a walk, but that's not always possible. A holiday means fewer cars on the road. It's usually much more hectic.
"We see people on our long-stretch roads. For instance, Joyner has no stop signs. We see them get up to 50 to 60 miles per hour," Mart said.
That is a common sight, according to another member of the Joyner Neighborhood Association.
"We've had people really bearing down, tailgating and honking at us when we're trying to back out. You look and it's clear, and you're starting to back out and all of a sudden it's not clear, so the danger of having an accident in your driveway can be scary," Jerri Lamar Cantack said.
Her daughter Emma said she feels equally at risk.
"We can cross the street and they will stop and they will see you, but if they are coming around the curve and going really fast and you're about to cross the street (and) they don't see you because they're texting or something, you're a goner," Cantack said.
The Joyner Neighborhood Association formed a committee nine months ago to study the problem. The committee has worked with the Tupelo Traffic Committee, which is made up of police, fire and public works officials as well as residents.
After much study and working with the city committee members, the neighborhood committee determined stop signs would be more beneficial than speed tables. Association committee members even volunteered to pay for them.
"Stop signs for us are a much better alternative because (the city) will be able to put them in. We will be able to control traffic flow. We will be able to hopefully see a much higher safety factor for all of our neighbors," Mart added.
Mart said they have done their homework, which includes a petition and a map of specific intersections where a stop sign is recommended.
Their findings will be presented by the Tupelo Traffic Committee to the Tupelo City Council.