I am a concerned citizen of . My house is located on South Street between Park Avenue and Barkalow. My concern is the speeding that occurs on South Street on a DAILY basis.
The speed limit is 30 MPH. As you drive on South Street and pass and head toward the township the speed limit increases to 35 MPH.
I am amazed how fast most of the cars drive past my house. Every time I take out the garbage, recycling or when I'm cutting my front lawn, I am shocked to see vehicles driving at such a high rate of speed. 30 MPH? It feels more like 50 MPH!
Freehold Boro is a "walking community", meaning, most of their residents walk the sidewalks all over town. I see mothers with their children in tow and I fear for their safety.
In addition to the speeding, the corner of Park Avenue and South Street is notorious for car accidents. One time a car jumped the curb, cut across the veterinarian's yard and landed on someone's front yard. The accident was during the late evening hours and no one on foot was hurt but imagine if that accident had happened during the busy daylight hours?
I constantly see police "Watch Your Speed" radar signs on side streets such as Barkalow and Helen. I see how concerned the town is with the smaller side streets but what about the busier, more congested roads like South Street? The Freehold Boro police need to monitor South Street's speed limit violators in the same fashion as the side streets. I see people speeding and talking on their cell phones.
This has to STOP!