Hope Mills Residents Want To Put Brakes On Speeding Motorists
Posted February 6, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST
HOPE MILLS — Two children have been involved in two accidents in two days on one busy street. Many parents are afraid if something is not done to put the brakes on traffic, their child could be next.
State Street is not far from Camden Road, a major artery that links Hope Mills to Fayetteville. The speed limit on the street is 35 miles per hour, but residents like Melinda Moore say that is too fast. She says she is worried because her sons and other children walk on the street every day.
"If they need to lower the speed for whatever reason because that upsets me to know a child's been hit," she says.
Both children who were hit by the cars are still recovering from their injuries. One boy had a broken leg while the other boy suffered minor cuts and scrapes.
Officials from thestate Department of Transportationsay no one has contacted them about the street, and they have not received any requests to lower the speed limit.