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Indian River Drive in St. Lucie County sees safety improvements

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Indian River Drive in St. Lucie County sees safety improvements
Indian River Drive in St. Lucie County sees safety improvements

People who live along Indian River Drive in St.

Lucie County said they believe they're seeing safety improvements.

The road had a troubling past with speeding, reckless drivers, and deadly crashes.

THEY'RE SEEING SAFYETIMPROVEMENTS.

THE ROAD HAD ATROUBLING PAST WITH SPEEDING,RECKLESS DRIVERS, AND DEADLYCRASHES.

AS W-P-T-VWSNECHANNEL FIVE'S MEGHANMC-ROBERTS REPORTS, THE COUNTYISN'T FINISHED WITH THE SATYFECAMPAIGN.INDIAN RIVER DRIVE- ST.

LUCIECOUNTYSLOWLY BECOMING LESS OF AHEADACHE- FOR DRIVERS WHO ALSOCALL THIS ROAD- THEIR HOME.JACKIE FITZPATRICK THINKS ALOT OF IT HAS TO DO WITHAWARENESS&“THE MORE WE LKTAABOUT IT, THE MORE PEOPLEBECOME AWARE OF THE FACT THATIT IS AN ISSUE AND THAT A LOTOF BAD THINGS HAVE HAPPENED ONTHIS ROAD” BUT ALSO- SHEFEELS THE AREA IS SLOWLYSEEING SOME IMPACTS- FROMINVESTMENTS IN SAFETY.

ST.LUCIE COUNTY SPOKEMAN ERICKGILL SAYS THREE WAY STOP SIGNSNOW AT THREE INTERSECTIO-NSCOULD BE HELPING SLOW DOWNSPEEDERS.“ULTIMATELY IT DOESCREATE THOSE PNTOIS TO GETDRIVERS TO SLODOW WN AT THOSEINTERSECTIONS” GILL ALSO SSAYTHERE ARE NO LONGER ANYPASSING LANES- WITH COMPLETEDYELLOW DOUBLE STRIPING- ANDPLANS TO ADD MORE GNSISWARNING DRIVERS OF TIRHESPEED.

THE COUNTY- DECIDED NOTTO ADD RUMBLE STRIPS DESPITETHAT BEING AN OPTION IN THEORIGINAL PLANS OUT HE-ERNEIGHBORS DIDNWITH THE NOISE.“OBVISLOUYPEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE DRIVEUSE IT THE MOST SO WE WANT TOMAKE SE URWHATEVER SOLUTIONSWE PUT IN, THAT THEYAGREEMENT WITH IT” BUT MOREIDEAS- WILL BE ADDRESSED IN ATOWN HALL WEDNESDAY NIT.GHFITZPATRICK HOPES TO DISCUSSKEEPING W LAENFORCEMENT OUTHERE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.“WEDEFINITELY SEE THE MOSTIMPROVEMENT WHENAW LENFORCEMENT SHOWS A PRESENCE,FOR SURE” THE ST.

LIEUCCOUNTY SHERIFFLIGHT OF SAFETY CONCERNS ONTHE DRIVE- SAYS IN THE LASTYEAR- IT HAS WRITTEN 155CITATIONS GIVEN 250 WRITTEN ORVERBAL WARNINGS- AND COMMITEDTO00 1 RADAR DETAILS.

THEYDEVOTING ANYWHERE FROM 2 TO 5HOURS PER WEEK ON AVERE ONAGKEEPING BOTH MARKED ANDUNMARKED DEPUTIES ON PATROL.IN THE LAST THREE MONTHS- EYTHSAY THEY'VE ALSO SEEANDRAMATIC DECLINE IN DRIVSERBREAKING THE LAW.

NATSFITZPATRICK MIGHT ALSO ASKABOUT ROUND ABOUTS IN FRONOFTPUBLIC PIECES OF PROPERTY-KNOWING IT MIGHT NOT FAVOREDBYSOME RESIDENTS- BUT SHEGLAD THE CONVERSATION ABTOUSAFETY- IS STILL- A COUNTYPRIOTYRI.

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