Chesterfield Residents Say Reams RD Needs Stoplight

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Chesterfield, VA—Residents
who live near a busy Chesterfield
intersection say they are fed up with speeders, and want to see a traffic light
or speed bumps installed in the area.

The speed limit for Reams Road is 35
miles per hour, but concerned resident Dana Scheetz says drivers often go much
faster.

“50, 60…they act they're
on the interstate. It's gotten out of control,” Dana said.

Dana says when drivers
turn off Reams Road
into her neighborhood, they keep speeding through the residential area.

“When people turn
into the neighborhood…sometimes they'll go on two wheels almost turning into
the neighborhood because they are going so fast.”

The area has proved to
be fatal: on New Year's Day in 1998, a driver slammed into a family van,
killing a 12-year-old girl. The car continued on its course, right through the
front of someone's home, after trying to make a u-turn at the corner of Reams Road.

Residents say a traffic
light—or at the very least, speed bumps—would help curb speeding and accidents.

If you have any areas of
concern you'd like the 8News Street Squad to address, please email us at: streetsquad@wric.com. Stay with 8News
for updates.

 

Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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