I live at the bottom of the hill on Shotwell Street. People always fly through that stop sign. Sometimes I count to see how many poeple in a row wheel on through it. I think I counted 16 cars once, before a single car stopped properly.
Someone hit and ran over my mailbox last year. (Hit and run!) What if I had been standing there getting my mail? Or worse yet, the unthinkable, what if my small children were playing in the front yard? I am ALL FOR putting a speed hump (that actaully works to slow people down) near the bottom of the hill. They are welcome to put one in front of my house.
I am not opposed to having fewer stop signs for people in the back of the neighborhood. And I don't think we need 35 speed humps.
I will, however, do everthing in my power to ensure a speed hump gets mounted at the bottom of that hill. The way I figure it--if someone speeds over it and wrecks, they most likely will hit the tree which is in the far corner of my yard, but at least it is not where near my mailbox or where the children play.
You have the large corner house there, where if you went straight they would hit your house? or the one with the trees and bushes on the right?
Yes. I understand, and, that HILL is where they need one or 2 speed humps, between augustus way and that stop sign.
I'll admit to not always stopping there, but I have a manual transmission, so I typically don't even go 20 through the neighborhood - and I pay VERY careful attention to the children. After all, I've raised 3... I could not bear to loose one.