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Speeding in POV--Awareness and steps to action.
Posted on May 23rd, 2014

Speeding has become a safety issue in Pin Oak Village.  With the summer months approaching POV is launching a speeding awareness campaign that will focus on educating drivers regarding the risks and dangers involved with this issue.  The goal is to ensure that drivers adhere to the posted 25 mph speed limit throughout the neighborhood in efforts to help keep our residents safe as they enjoy our amenities.The POV community enjoys active lifestyles with a steady flow of pedestrian traffic, including children walking to and from the pool and park areas.  Cautious driving and environmental awareness are essential in keeping our families safe; it’s our responsibility as a community and as drivers.Throughout the upcoming months the Fort Bend Co. police department will be stepping up enforcement.  Violators will be ticketed, concerned residents will be recording and reporting violators and signs will be posted.
Some facts to consider:
  • On average, over 90 deaths occur each day from speeding vehicles.(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • 500 children under 14 years-old are killed each year while walking in what should be their safe haven - their neighborhood. (NHTSA)
  • Each year over 4,000 sons, daughters, mothers & fathers are killedwhile walking in neighborhoods or crossing streets. (NHTSA)
  • 2.5 million people are injured each year in motor vehicle incidents.(NHTSA)
  • The death rate on residential streets is over twice that ofhighways - measured per miles driven. (NHTSA)
  • Speeding Triples the Odds of Crashing. (AAA Foundation for TrafficSafety)
  • A pedestrian hit in a 30 mph speed zone is 3 times more likely to diethan one hit in a 25 mph zone. (General Estimates Database of PoliceReported Accidents-NHTSA)
What you can do:
  • Maintain a 25 MPH speed or less in our neighborhood and STOP at stop signs.
  • Report motorists driving at unsafe speeds - Citizens can report unsafe drivingby calling 911 in the event of a serious, in-progress event or the non-emergency number (281-341-4704) if it is a minor violation; you can also submit a traffic complaint online at: http://tinyurl.com/ktos52m. Make sure to note the license plate information and vehicle description.
  • Slow down when approaching walkers, joggers, cyclists, etc.
  • Allow a safe distance while pedestrians, especially children, are attempting tocross a roadway.
  • Please drive carefully and cautiously while navigating around parked vehicleson the side of the road.
  • Place a SIGN OF LIFE in your front yard.  Put it in your yard each morning and bring it in each night. 
Feel free to stop by 1403 Misty Bend Drive to see a couple and ask Erica Stietenroth for more information.  You can order online here: http://tinyurl.com/kquzs8w
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