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Speeding on Private Association road

  • 27 Nov 2021 1:40 PM
    Message # 12150696
    Deleted user

    We have a member who will not abide by our posted speed limits. We have sent him a letter from our  Road Association to no avail. Do we have legal recourse?

  • 29 Nov 2021 10:27 AM
    Reply # 12153891 on 12150696
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Because your road is private, you will probably have difficulty getting town police to enforce your speed limits. We have found driving habits hard to change. Is there a specific member (or members) close to the offender who could intervene? Try not to escalate the situation. 

    Our association uses a combination of cajoling, good-natured signage, and nautical manila "speed ropes". (See photos attached) The fabrication of these speed ropes was originally described in our news letter,  MUDSEASON 2020. I have recently revised the original and added "Nautical Manila 'Speed Ropes' for Traffic Control" to the Resources Page on our website.

    I collected all the seasonal materials on our private road yesterday for winter storage and have just ordered the synthetic manila material suggested in the reference above for some replacements in the spring!

    I'm also trying out a biodegradable cotton nautical rope: 

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    Last modified: 29 Jan 2022 8:08 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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