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Old 01-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #11
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In our town you would need a petition signed by the majority of your niehbors to have the city put speedbumps in. I would think a call to your city hall would put you on the right course. Good luck.

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By take care of it, do you mean shoot, shovel, and shut up?
It seems I neglected to specify. Notice how I'm still neglecting to specify?
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It seems I neglected to specify. Notice how I'm still neglecting to specify?
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I agree with most I would go to the City or Town Council and present the case. Followed by a request for some fairly extreme speed bumps to be installed throughout the area. Possibly the police department has one of the radar and camera trailers which photographs the violators Plate. Were I am from you no longer have to ID the driver. The owner of the car is responsible for the vehicle. I know from experience and especialy if a child would have been killed or severely injured we would have been all over it. Usually even before with reports and complaints, we assigned an unmarked car or truck to work the area. If all else fails not that they are by any means my favorite people, with exception of Fox News who is mostly OK. If I did not get any cooperation I would go to the local media tell them about the speed and the little girls unfortunate death. And also ask them to do an area speed survey in the area and report on it. Usually being political creatures this gets politicians attention faster than most other sources since it shows the public that the officials are not doing anything about it. And for some that means Votes! Also you can contact the neighbors and put articles in the local news paper advising of the situation. Also showing up in force at town board meetings to file multiple complaints. And as one said have all of the neighbors call the police every single time it happens! Remember the old saying! The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Oil! Just some thoughts!
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Apparently they are still preparing charges for the guy and trying to decide if it is vehicular homicide. The guy said he was "ONLY going 40mph". If it had been my kid the creep hit, I'm afraid I would be the one on trial.

So many times I have just wanted to head down there and remove the valves from their valve stems. I'm talkin every tire on every car in the driveway. I would get so much enjoyment out of that. lol.

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If a fatality involving a seven year old girl does not get the attention of the police, why would phone calls work? Getting all of your neighbors together at a local meeting (city council, township etc.) and let the local politicians understand that in the event this is not resolved, or at least addressed in a suitable manner, they will be held accountable. In the event another individual is harmed in a noted problem area, they could potentially bear some burden of responsibility. Otherwise, local elections will take their toll on the positions of the people choosing to ignore the situation.

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I agree with most I would go to the City or Town Council and present the case. Followed by a request for some fairly extreme speed bumps to be installed throughout the area. Possibly the police department has one of the radar and camera trailers which photographs the violators Plate. Were I am from you no longer have to ID the driver. The owner of the car is responsible for the vehicle. I know from experience and especialy if a child would have been killed or severely injured we would have been all over it. Usually even before with reports and complaints, we assigned an unmarked car or truck to work the area. If all else fails not that they are by any means my favorite people, with exception of Fox News who is mostly OK. If I did not get any cooperation I would go to the local media tell them about the speed and the little girls unfortunate death. And also ask them to do an area speed survey in the area and report on it. Usually being political creatures this gets politicians attention faster than most other sources since it shows the public that the officials are not doing anything about it. And for some that means Votes! Also you can contact the neighbors and put articles in the local news paper advising of the situation. Also showing up in force at town board meetings to file multiple complaints. And as one said have all of the neighbors call the police every single time it happens! Remember the old saying! The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Oil! Just some thoughts!
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Great ideas. We will see how it goes calling the police everytime it happens and go from there. I'm a bit upset with the lack of media attention over this young girl that was hit. Let some idiot on a bicycle run a red light and get a bent wheel and they go nuts.
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This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I live in a residential neighborhood with a 25mph speed limit (one block for a school in fact). I have jackwagons that speed down my street all the time, I've had confrontations with some, most back down if I start walking towards their car.

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Contact your neighbors to assemble a coalition. Meet outside the household in question en mass (torches and pitchforks optional). Explain your collective displeasure.

If this is ineffectual.

Split focus still or video camera. Photos of plate number with speed gun reading. Present photos to the appropriate authorities. Present same to the media if necessary, with clippings of recent accident.

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Contact your neighbors to assemble of coalition. Meet outside the household in question en mass (torches and pitchforks optional). Explain your collective displeasure.

If this is in ineffectual.

Split focus still or video camera. Photos of plate number with speed gun reading. Present photos to the appropriate authorities. Present same to the media if necessary, with clippings of recent accident.
That is probably better advice than what I was thinking. I've got a black & decker heatgun that looks just like a radar gun. Except for the cord. Good luck.
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