Cottleville residents are frustrated with too many dangerous drivers speeding through their residential streets and are speaking out to bring change. Day and night, the residents worry about the speeding traffic flying down the roads, many claim up to 20 miles over the speed limit. Residents point to a specific location in Cottleville, a dangerous area on Lohmas Lane. Many blame the St. Charles Community College students who use the stretch of road as a cut-through. Police have lowered the speed limit from 35 to 25 miles-per-hour. Residents are also asking for speed bumps and warning signs to be placed on the roads, fearing a tragic accident. Many worry about their young families living in this residential area. Police are responding by increasing their presence along the neighborhood streets to better enforce the new, slower speed limit.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1 in 5 drivers admits to speeding when driving. The NHTSA also reports speeding as the major factor in ⅓ of all fatal vehicular accident in our country.
Speed limits are set for our roads and streets to protect those who travel. When a person chooses to speed or drive aggressively, they put others on the road at risk. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, and you believe the other driver is at fault, call St. Louis’ best auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. Our caring and professional accident attorneys will listen to your story, with no consultation fee or obligation, and we will investigate to see if you have a claim.