Milltown getting tough on speeders
“It would be nice if they (police) put in some type of deterrent for people in a hurry who come and go.”
Borough police have been awarded two grants that will help them respond to complaints from residents about cars speeding down their quiet streets. via Home News Tribune
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#1 Jun 26, 2007
I applaud the efforts of the Milltown Police to curtail speeding. I have seen cars driven down Albert Avenue well above the speed limit. This behavior is a danger to residents, and especially children, who walk in the street along the Albert Avenue Park. I would eventually like to see the police go one step further and issue summons for excessively loud car stereos. These particularly rude drivers can be heard from blocks away and late into the night. Let's make this a quality of life town!
#2 Jul 20, 2007
The original story from June 26 said, "The portable (speed) humps will be installed during the next couple of weeks and will stay on Albert Avenue until August, when the summer recreation program ends."
Well, it's been three and a half weeks and I have not seen these speed humps or an increase in speed (and excessive noise) enforcement along Albert Avenue.
I'd welcome comments from someone with knowledge about this.
#3 Jul 24, 2007
The speed hump was installed on Friday, July 20 and I have been watching its effect for the last five days. The first things I noticed were that not only is the speed hump not wide enough, but it was not centered.(Did no one have a tape measure?)
There is enough room on the park side of the hump for motorists to completely drive around it - and most of them do.
Those that don't, can easily drive over it at thirty miles an hour because the hump is not very high.
I have not noticed an increased police presence for speeders and loud car stereos along Albert Avenue. If there had been, maybe we wouldn't hear the same speeding motorcycle and extremely loud white SUV that pass every single evening.
Please don't let this grant expire without addressing these key points that lessen the quality of life on Albert Avenue.
We want to be proud of our police department and teach inconsiderate residents that speeding and disturbing the peace will not be tolerated in our town.
#4 Aug 6, 2007
With about three and a half weeks left until this speed hump grant expires, no one has bothered to adjust the hump so cars cannot drive around it. Cars driving towards Kuhlthau turn into the oncoming lane to get around the speed hump. This makes for a dangerous situation for a head-on collision.
Another wasted opportunity to resolve quality of life issues in Milltown.
#5 Sep 7, 2007
The speed hump has finally been widened - over six weeks from when it was first installed.
I stll have not seen an increased police presence for speeders on Albert Avenue.
I would especially like to see this happen at night when the young drivers with their blaring stereos come racing past the park.
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