CHILTON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — The speed limit on Alabama Hwy. 155 is 55 miles per hour in front of Penny Franklin’s home. Franklin relies on an electric power wheelchair that tops out at 9 miles an hour.
Right now she says she feels like she’s taking her life and her hands when she goes to check her mail, because she has to cross two lanes of traffic.
Chilton County She thinks that this whole problem can be avoided if she moves her mailbox about 20 feet inside the dirt road driveway for her and her neighbors, but for reasons that are still unclear she says the post office told her that’s not an option
On the outskirts of Montevallo in neighboring Chilton County, Penny Franklin says getting her mail is the most frightening part of her day.
“I’m trying to get my mailboxes moved off of a very busy road in a dangerous curve over into my driveway where it would be safer for me, my children, and the postal carrier,” said Franklin.