I live in the Cooper Village area, just west of 100th Avenue. As predicted during the 3 year-plus construction of this road, drivers are now using it as a speedway between Griffin Road and Stirling Road. How do I know? From daily trips on the road, often several times a day, and invariably, there are drivers recklessly flying down the road at 50, 60 MPH or more, cutting around traffic, making it hazardous for anyone in their way. The speed limit is 40 MPH, folks. If you drive 40 however, you’ll get run up on by speeders, flipped off, cut off, and damn near killed trying to just enter the road from a side street.
WHERE’S BSO? Good question. I’ve personally seen BSO enforcement exactly ONE TIME since this thruway opened for business and that was in the first week or two. I’m sure they take turns monitoring the road, but it can’t be proved by my personal experience, and it’s certainly not providing any long term deterrence. Drivers continue to merrily ignore the limit, in some cases by a lot, putting CC residents and others at risk.
You wanna go 45 in a 40? Probably not a big deal, but when you push 50, 60 and more, then it’s a real problem, and one, woefully, that probably won’t be addressed until some family is t-boned and killed trying to cross onto the road from a side street, or rear-ended turning off the main road. How about if the city and BSO take a serious look a this before people get killed? #bso #coopercitycommission