Habitual speeders can be a huge hazard for the residents of a neighborhood. Speeders pose danger for themselves, homeowners, animals, and children especially. Speeders can be very dangerous for children who regularly play in the street, or animals that might accidentally walk into the front of their moving vehicles. Some speeders may not realize that they are traveling above the speed limit, but many tend to travel above the limit out of recklessness and lack of care for the area. It can be tough to determine what to do about speeders that routinely pass through your neighborhood, but there are several steps that you can take, or help to establish.
The first way to notify people about the speed limit of a neighborhood is to make sure that the neighborhood has clearly visible speed limit signs. In some cases, drivers speed through areas because they do not realize what the speed limits actually are. In addition to speed limit signs, there are various signs that can be placed around the neighborhood to warn drivers that they are traveling through a sensitive area. “Children at play signs” or warning signs are excellent ways to assist drivers in slowing down. Neon yellow signs and orange signs are also great ways to draw the attention of drivers. Though these signs need to be placed by law enforcement officials, flashing speed limit signs, that also notify drivers of their current speeds, are very effective as well.
If your neighborhood already has signage, and many different types of signs have been utilized, then it may be time to have speed humps installed in the street. Speed humps are great at slowing drivers down because of the way that they impede motion. If a driver hits a speed hump too hard, then they risk damaging the suspension and body of their vehicle greatly. Additionally, the shocking feeling that is provided by hitting a speed hump at a high rate of speed is jarring. In order to have speed humps installed in your neighborhood, or any form of legal obstacle, you will need to notify the council in your area so that they can implement the changes.
3- Let the Problem be Known
Make sure that law enforcement and the government agencies in your area know that you and your neighbors are concerned about habitual speeders in your neighborhood. Law enforcement has very effective means of slowing down drivers, such as issuing tickets. Additionally, your area’s local government will be able to provide appropriate means of slowing down drivers in your neighborhood. Oftentimes, however, these problems can be left unheard and unresolved for a period of time, so make sure that you continually follow up with these agencies until changes are made for your neighborhood. You do not have to go at the problem alone. If your neighbors are concerned about the issue as well, make sure that their voices are heard along with yours.
There are a variety of ways that you can go about slowing down speeding vehicles in your neighborhood. Stay within the law, and make sure that the right groups know about any issues that you and your neighbors are having. Having drivers abide by the speed limits of your neighborhood will make for a much safer environment.