10-year-old upset by speeding cars writes to Duluth mayor

Neighbors in one Gwinnett County community said they are frustrated by drivers speeding through their subdivision. 

The issue inspired 10-year-old Duluth resident Parv Mahajan to write directly to the mayor.

He wrote that he feels unsafe when he and his sister ride bikes on McClure Woods Drive and suggested putting up signs or a speed hump.

Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris said she receives hundreds of emails, but Mahajan's particular email caught her attention.

In response, Harris asked police to step up patrols in the area. The city also installed signs urging drivers to slow down.

"We decided it was all about safety so we did it," Harris said.

Police have pulled over 94 drivers on the street for speeding since March 1.

The fourth grader was "surprised" when Mayor Nancy Harris read his letter and invited him and his sister to City Hall.

"Parv got a lot of people to to step up and be aware and face the problems," Harris told Channel 2 Action News. "He may be mayor one day.”  

The city is also researching the cost of installing speed humps in the neighborhood -- with possible plans to share the cost with the homeowner's association.

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Ana Santos contributed to this story.

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