Fred McFadden is tired of motorists speeding through his neighbourhood, and is suggesting the town install speed bumps or surveillance cameras to curb the activity.
Pier Road resident Fred McFadden is getting fed up with motorists speeding by his home, which sits next to a popular playground for children, including his five-year-old daughter Matiya. He raised the issue with town council at a recent meeting.
PARRSBORO Fred McFadden is tired of motorists speeding through his neighbourhood, and is suggesting the town install speed bumps or surveillance cameras to curb the activity.
The Pier Road presented his case to Parrsboro Town Council at its March 27 monthly session.
Im just trying to prevent an accident, because its bound to happen sooner or later, said McFadden, who has a five-year-old daughter and lives next to the playground near Fundy Geological Museum. Its coming on to summer time now and theres a lot of kids in that park.
He said he has called the RCMP about the speeders, but that the culprits are long gone before the police can respond to the area, which he said is nicknamed Sesame Street because of its large number of children.
Ive been here for three years, and I thought it was just an occasional thing, but its getting worse, said McFadden. Something should be done.
With summer coming, more and more kids will be in the area, he explained.
It is not just cars and trucks speeding in the area, but ATVs as well, according to McFadden, who said he has also observed speeders in the area of Parrsboro Regional High School on King Street.
Mayor Doug Robinson said there are certain problems with installing speed bumps, but assured McFadden that the issue would be discussed between the towns protective services committee and the local RCMP.