The City of Port St. Lucie looking for new ways to put the brakes on speeders
Port St. Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com) – The City of Port St. Lucie is looking for new ways to put the brakes on speeders.
Part of Frank Knott’s job is to make sure drivers are getting places safely. Knott is with Port St. Lucie Public Works, and his department studies show a road like Southbend Boulevard is actually like two roads. Most drivers on the northern end, where the homes are closer to the road, drive slightly above the 40 mph speed limit, but the situation changes as they head south toward Becker Road and the Turnpike.
“That southern piece where you’re driving past Tesoro, we have a lot of road-rage issues and the speeds have increased quite a bit,” said Knott.
Some drivers average 52 mph despite no increase in the speed limit. Even the city admits speed signs on Southbend that post driver speeds haven’t done much to reduce speeding on this stretch of the road. So the city is looking at various possibilities when it comes to traffic calming. One option would be to add landscaping.
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