EXCLUSIVE SBINSIDER| April 21st, 2023
Sources have revealed to SBINSIDER reporters that the blatant disregard for stop signs and speed limits has reached a crisis point and a new enforcement approach must be taken. According to those sources, SaddleBrooke Patrol conducted unofficial surveillance in unmarked cars at key intersections and were astounded by the roll-throughs and other violations of traffic laws.
“When we are parked in our patrol cars, drivers behave much better, as you would expect. But in an unmarked vehicle, drivers often blithely ignored stops signs, and drive much faster,” reported the source. It is frustrating.”
A case in point emailed to SBINSIDER was a golf cart driver was in her lane on Ridgeview and a car approached the intersection from the left, ignored the stop sign and nearly hit the cart. Further down the street, the same driver rolled through the next stop sign with barely a nudge on the brakes. To top it off, the car had a handicapped plaque displayed in the windshield! “I could have been the next one handicapped if that car would have hit me, added the cart driver who wished to remain anonymous.
In past, HOA1 has discussed adding speed bumps to SaddleBrooke Blvd. but was not adopted as practical due to bikers and golf cart traffic. Golf carts are supposed to be licensed for public street use to access the Minit Market but that too is routinely ignored.
SaddleBrooke has had few accidents, except the areas around and in the Minit Market. “Perhaps it will take a bad car and cart collision to get more attention, but we don’t want to happen” added the source.
The annual meeting of HOA1 is scheduled for April 27th and residents may hear more at that time.