Council asked to address speeding near Sunderland Public School

To Brock Township council:

We are writing to the Township to propose a stop sign on Albert Street South and  Rennie Street or a speed bump on both sides of the school to slow the traffic down on the street.

The speed limit is 30 km/h and not many people do the speed limit while driving  through this zone.  This is a school zone, but there is also the library and childcare centre at the school. While we work outside, we see many people doing well over 30 km/h.

We have seen lately where someone was so impatient that they passed someone in the 30-km/h zone right in front of the school during school hours. That same vehicle hit the curb before he regained control.  This all happened at approximately 11 a.m. on a weekday.

The custodian at the school told me that they have called the police many times to report speeding in front of the school during school hours.  They do not seem to be doing much about it.  Albert Street South is used as a short cut by many to avoid the traffic light on Highway 12.

As we are writing this letter a corvette hit a pole going south on Albert St South between Rennie and Lorne St. at approximately 11am on Sunday, Oct. 24. If a stop sign had been at Rennie Street this may not have happened.

Over the last couple of years, we have been reporting buses to GO Transit that are flying by the school. It seems to be helping.

We are writing this letter because we are concerned someone is going to get hit or worse, killed.  We know the 30-km/h zone was implemented to try and slow people down.  Unfortunately, it does not seem to be working so it is time to try something new.

Kevin and Anna Risebrough
Sunderland

Editor’s note: The letter includes a petition signed by roughly 30 other residents.

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