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Boynton Beach neighborhood tries to slow down speeders with signs

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Posted at 3:40 PM, Jul 17, 2019

A Boynton Beach neighborhood is tired of people speeding on their street, so they decided to do something out it.

A dozen houses on SE 31st Ave. now have "Please Slow Down" signs in their front yards. The first sign went up when a neighbor wanted to protect his little dog.

"It is really incredible and I am glad everyone sees it as a good idea," said Caroline Hamburg.

The signs line the street as drivers turn off Seacrest Blvd. to get into the neighborhood.

"We have seen people go by here in access of 60 miles an hour. It is crazy," said Don McNamara.

McNamara added he doesn’t like to walk his dogs outside because it can be dangerous. Hamburg said she will walk with her dogs and two-year-old son and cars will speed by her.

"It is not one person's problem, it is our whole neighborhood's problem," Hamburg said.

The signs have been up for a few weeks and they seem to be slowing some cars down.

Some neighbors said they have thought about a permanent solution like a speed bump. The city said it would need to contact the Public Works Department to get that process started. Until then, neighbors hope the signs can make their street safer.

"I think it is getting a point across," said Hamburg.