In April we had a community meeting about starting a neighborhood watch program due to some break-ins (from my house it would be about a mile away to where the break in happen). Anyhow, one of the bigger concerns in our meeting was the speeding on our road because its a small back road with a good amount of traffic on it. They told us that they couldn't put a speed limit sign on our road because two cars couldn't pass without one going off the pavement. Then I get an email today (with more information from the meeting) that according to our state code the legal speed limit for our road is 55mph since there is no sign posted. It also stated in there that because we have a park & trail at the end of our road that we get 20-40,000 non-residential visitors on our road.
SERIOUSLY?! This is a very narrow windy road - it's been that way for hundreds of years and now they're allowed to do 55mph down? What kind of catch 22 is this? We can't get a sign posted because our road isn't big enough for two cars to pass yet they're allowed to do 55mph down it?
Everyone's doing everything we can to get it posted and monitored. Our main road (that runs from the state next to us all the way into the city) is a 2 lane and is 45 mph.
There are so many kids on our road that it's not funny. It drives me insane thinking of how many people (neighbors) that walk our road for exercise and how many pets are with them.... let alone all the kids that play around here.