In response to comments at our last HOA Board meeting concerning speeding in our community, we requested the Ferndale Police Department (FPD) to deploy a speed monitoring radar trailer to collect vehicle speed data. They put the requested trailer on Monument drive from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM on the following dates: 18-19 March and 21-22 March. The attached data file provides the results (click HERE to activate link to file). In addition, the FPD has provided the following assessment and conclusion:
(QUOTE) The data shows the majority of vehicle traffic in your neighborhood traveling at a very reasonable rate of speed. The average speeds were around 17 – 18 mph. There were a few speeders but most were in the 26 – 30 mph range and with the exception of Friday, none traveling more than 31 mph. As is typical, the speeds on Friday were slightly faster but it does not appear that the neighborhood has a speeding problem. (UNQUOTE)
These findings notwithstanding, the HOA Board of Directors will continue to monitor traffic conditions within our community and take appropriate and necessary steps to ensure the safety of our residents. If you note a vehicle speeding or otherwise causing unsafe conditions, please contact the Ferndale Police Department, providing as much detail as possible (date, time, description of vehicle, description and location of incident, etc.).