Riverside Grove Speed Limit Reduction
The goal of this petition is to reduce the speed limit in the Riverside Grove Neighborhood in Bastrop, TX. We request the speed limits be reduced from 30 mph to 25 mph on the main throughway streets and 15 mph on the smaller internal cross streets. On a daily basis, vehicles speed in front of our homes while children are playing in the front yard, walking, running, and riding bikes.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it takes 3/4 of a second to react to a child running in the road, then another 3/4 of a second to decide to act and move your foot to the gas pedal. That's 1.5 seconds just to think and act. According to NHTSA, when driving 30 mph, it takes approximately 150 feet to stop your car. By then, a child is struck.
In closing, we greatly appreciate your consideration in lowering the posted speed limits in the Riverside Grove neighborhood from 30 mph to 25 mph on the main streets and from 30 mph to 15 mph on the smaller internal cross streets. We know you would feel the same way and want the best for your child's safety. We trust you will pass this request so the current and future residents of this great neighborhood can and will feel safe for their children and themselves while enjoying the comfort of their front yard and neighborhood streets.
With great appreciation,
The concerned residents of Riverside Grove