My little neighborhood is not on the way to anywhere. The streets are basically a square with two spurs that dead-end up on the hill. There is a street North that goes through to the East, but you wouldn't drive through my neighborhood to get to that as it intersects with the County Road.
So, basically, if you are on a street in this neighborhood, you are headed to one of the houses here.
Because it is a quiet neighborhood, there are a lot of walkers, day and night.
One family in particular walks the square at least twice daily.
Most of the kids are at least teenagers, but there is at least one house with little kids who get walked in a wagon or buggy.
So, somethings are just not going to happen in my neighborhood if I can do anything to stop it.
Last fall, I witnessed an orange hot-rod Mustang cutting through our neighborhood at very high speed. It happened more than one day in a row and I decided not to let that continue.
So, one day, after her had raced down my street, cutting the inside corner for his left turn, I decided to see if he was living down the North street someplace.
As luck would have it, I drove about 1/2 mile NE and saw the car in the driveway of a house.
I decided to have a chat with the County Sheriff folks and see what they could do.
When you call the Non Emergency number for the Sheriff, you can talk to them about anything.
I explained my concerns to the dispatcher and she said she would have a deputy stop by and talk to the driver. I was satisfied and I never witnessed that dangerous driving behavior again...until today.
I was doing some photo editing (my life right now) and kept hearing an engine. Finally, I went to the window just in time to see the same Mustang fishtailing up the road towards the dead end.
I observed him go down the far N/S street but figured he'd be back, so got prepared with my camera.
I was right, he tore past my house, fishtailing and I got some snapshots of the car and "ta da" license plate. This time my call to the County Sheriff's office was easier yet.
She took the information and said she would check to see if there was an officer in the area.
|Neighborhood watch r us.|
I'm on it and now I have a plate number.