Your GHPOA Board continues to receive an escalating number of complaints from residents who have expressed concerns about unsafe driving on our streets. These complaints are focused on three specific violations:
- Failing to stop to for school buses while they are loading or unloading children.
- Rolling through stop signs
In addition, a pedestrian was almost struck on Old Stone Drive which emphasizes the serious nature of this situation.
Your Board has responded to these complaints by partnering with Geist Patrol who have increased patrols on our streets and increased use of their digital speed sign. In addition, posts have been made on our website, Facebook page and reminder announcements have been sent to residents who are registered on TownSq.
Regrettably, these initiatives have not been sufficient, and these traffic violations continue to occur.
While we continue to ask for the cooperation of all property owners to keep our streets safe, please note that additional traffic enforcement Officers will begin patrolling our streets and will issue citations when warranted.
These citations are expensive. Illegally passing a school bus while its stop arm is extended could result in a fine of up to $5,000. In addition, a driver could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor which is punishable by up to one year in jail. Also, points assigned to your license may result in increased auto insurance premiums.
We appeal to each resident to SLOW DOWN and OBEY THE LAW.