I’m so excited to announce the Neighborhood Safe and Slow program, a new initiative designed with the safety of our communities in mind. As someone who served on the Town Council for 7 years, with pedestrian safety as one of my main focuses. Through my efforts while on the Town Council and the strong voices in our community, we secured a flashing crosswalk at Glenwood and Foothill (read the article) and another lighted crosswalk at Rosemont Middle School (read the article) accompanied by the first-ever crossing guard, (read article) for a middle school in LA County.
My commitment to community safety is unwavering, and the Safe and Slow program is another step toward creating safer neighborhoods for all. I am thrilled to see this program come to fruition.
The Safe and Slow program centers around placing signs in yards constantly reminding drivers to slow down. Whether it’s visitors coming to your home, people walking or driving by, or simply creating awareness in the community, these signs are a powerful tool in promoting safe driving habits. Imagine having one in every yard, making your community known for its commitment to reminding drivers to slow down and prioritize safety.
As a lifelong community member and 30+ year realtor, I am dedicated to making our communities safer for everyone. The Safe and Slow program is just one way I am taking action toward this goal. Order your FREE sign or signs today, and I’ll personally deliver your sign/signs ASAP. Together, we can positively impact and create a safer environment for our families, friends, and neighbors.
Did you know One study (PDF, p. 2) concluded that, on residential streets, a 1 mile-per-hour (1.6 km/hr) reduction in average speed would result in 6% fewer collisions?
In Pasadena, residents have been placing “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” signs in their front yards, hoping to encourage drivers to be more cautious when passing through residential areas. Similarly, in Oceanside, community members have been installing “Slow Down” signs along local streets to reduce speeding and improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Some evidence shows that these kinds of signs can somewhat reduce speeds. For example, a study of a similar lawn sign campaign (“Keep Kids Alive”) in Oceanside, California, showed that the campaign reduced speeds by 16%. The reality is that the problem of residential speeding can best be addressed (and should be addressed) by the people most directly affected by its impact: local residents. Oceanside Slow Down Program
According to data from the California Office of Traffic Safety, speeding-related fatalities, and injuries have risen in recent years, with more than 1,000 people killed or injured in speed-related crashes in Los Angeles County alone in 2019. Addressing this issue will require a multifaceted approach, including increased enforcement, infrastructure improvements, and public education campaigns to promote safe driving practices and reduce the prevalence of speeding on our roads.