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Bridgeville Requests Grant to Prevent Speeding

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BRIDGEVILLE, Del. - The Bridgeville Town Commissioners are asking for grant money from the Sussex County Council to fund "Speed Warning Detection Systems" at Tuesday's County Council meeting.

These devices alert a driver to their current speed.

In a letter to the council, the Bridgeville commissioners said Main St. and Market St., which both have speed limits of 25 mph, have an large amount of speeders.  Residents are concerned for the safety of children and bicyclists.

The town council requested $22,000 to buy four permanent detectors and one portable device.

Bonnie and Mario Hernandez live on Main St., and agree the speeding is a real problem. They even put up a fence to keep their children off the road.

"Some days it's a little frightening," Bonnie Hernandez said. "I have kids who are out on bicycles, people in the neighborhood have pets that are threatened by people speeding through town."

Mario Hernandez said he isn't sure though that the detectors are the best way to fix the speeding.

"Most of the folks are from out of town so I don't know if they really would pay attention to it so much," he said. "I think they're not from here so they're just trying to get to where they're going."

But Bonnie thinks it could get some drivers to put on the brakes.

"Some people are just going to speed, they're going to do what they're going to do anyway unfortunately," she said. "But maybe someone who was maybe busy or distracted will slow down."

The Sussex County Council will vote tomorrow on whether or not to award the town the grant.

 

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