Petition for speed camera on Chapel Street
A Tauranga man is on a mission to get a speed camera installed along Chapel Street.
Chapel Street resident, who only wants to be known as Jeff, has put a together a petition with more than 60 signatures in support.
Jeff imagines the speed camera to be put on Chapel Street, near Maxwells Road, near the pedestrian crossing.
“There has been too many near misses at this crossing.
“These two lane crossings can be very dangerous to small children going home from school.
“Cars will stop in the left lane for a child who will start to cross and the person in that car will have to toot and wave at the child to stop as a car in the outside lane will not stop.
“I have personally seen this happen more than once.”
Jeff hopes a speed camera will slow people, down as he witnesses motorists doing 80/90km instead of the posted 50km.
“A speed camera may help to slow these people down.”
Jeff says he will be putting the petition towards the Tauranga City Council.
“How much does a life cost?”