Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Residents of Redding Road in Red Bank are concerned about speeding on their street and submitted a petition asking for speed humps on the road to the City Commission at its work session Oct. 15.
“Everyone who lives on the road has complaints about speeding,” Melinda Roddy told commissioners during that meeting.
She is a 12-year resident of Redding Road who has put her house up for sale, in part because of the speeding, she added.
She said she had hoped the removal of the traffic cameras on Dayton Boulevard would cause people to stop using Redding Road as a cut-through, but this has not occurred.
“Ninety-eight percent of people who speed on that road do not live on that road,” said Roddy, adding that her neighbors have had their dogs hit by speeders going upwards of 45-50 mph.
She said speed humps would not only slow speeders down, but give law enforcement a better chance of catching people who are driving down the road doing illegal things, such as playing music too loudly.
“I know that Red Bank is trying to present itself as a city that is more family-friendly,” said Roddy, adding that it is hard for a city to be family-friendly when its residents can’t allow their children to ride bikes in the streets or go for family walks due to speeding. “This has been an issue for a long time and we think something should be done about it.”
Mayor John Roberts said the Commission would look into the matter.