Road Beasts

Reining in the Gated Community’s Road Beasts

If you are looking for a place where you can raise your family in peace and quiet, a gated community is one option. Think about it: you don’t have to worry about continuous traffic out the door, and you may have a chance to get to know your neighbors better. However, since some streets of the community may be devoid of cars parked at the curb, they could actually give certain residents funny ideas about stepping on the gas. The homeowners association may have to step in before things get out of hand, such as setting up speed bumps and signs.

The initial step in the effort is to seek approval from the local authorities regarding the installation of speed bumps. Once that is done, you can map out the streets in the community that have the potential to become accident-prone areas. Examples include T-sections, crossroads linked to curved streets, and facility entrances.

Consult a supplier of speed bumps and signs about their available sizes. Certain sizes may be amenable for long stretches of road while others are more fit for entrances. If the association does not want to spend too much on making asphalt speed bumps, the manufacturer can offer HDPE plastic speed bumps. The streets where the bumps will be installed should be closed off as the work begins.