290 Safety Coalition
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Reduce Injuries and Fatalities on U.S. 290
Request to TXDOT to lower the speed limit in the East Portion of City Limits in Dripping Springs, TX to lower fatalities and severe injuries. Please visit our website, 290Safety.com for more detailed information on this request. For this request we are referring to the area between Trautwein Rd. and Nutty Brown Rd. in Dripping Springs as the East Portion of Dripping Springs. In this area, there is a 51% chance of injury for every accident that occurs. There have been 46 people killed, from 28 crashes in the past 9 years from Dripping Springs to Oak Hill. Portion is defined as “a part of a whole; an amount, section, or piece of something.” The City of Dripping Springs owns land in this area, and we are asking TXDOT to consider this city-owned land when deciding on a reduced speed limit, in addition to many other safety concerns outlined here. The residents of Dripping Springs are asking for an immediate reduction in speed to the East Portion of City Limits in Dripping Springs, TX. We are asking the Texas Department of Transportation to consider the safety of all of our roadway users, including children going to school and after care programs, as the population of Dripping Springs and the vehicles that travel per day on U.S. 290 increase year after year. Id. § 545.357 We are asking that you take into consideration how the residents that live in the East Portion of Dripping Springs use this area of highway as a local road for errands, school, shopping and entertainment - not for traveling long distances. Id. § 545.353 b1 We are asking that you take the population, number of businesses, number of turns, growth projections and high likelihood of injury or fatality on a road that is used for local driving into account when you make your decision on the reduced speed limit. § 25.23 5ii We are asking that you consider the East Portion of city-owned property along U.S. 290 as a way to allow the East Portion of Dripping Springs to have a lower speed limit without looking at the 85th percentile, due to the exception for municipalities. Id. § 545.356 We are asking that you consider a reduced speed limit for the East Portion of City Limits in Dripping Springs as the built-up businesses and residents here require speeds below the statewide maximum for safe operation. Id. § 545.356 Please sign this petition if you agree that the speed limit should be lowered to protect our community.