Protect Lives in Keedysville

Protect Lives in Keedysville

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Christy Postell McCleary started this petition

I moved to Keedysville, MD two years ago in the Coffman Farms area.  I absolutely love this “modern Mayberry”!  I love my neighbors, the Sharpsburg and Boonsboro communities we’re nestled between, and the historic elements of Antietam.  

I’ve started this petition to request a small change that could save lives.  Shortly after moving to this area, a fatal incident occurred at the intersection of Coffman Farms and Shepherdstown Pike (October 2020) — a motorcyclist struck by a truck.  My heart broke for his family.  As I was preparing for Thanksgiving that year, a dear young woman came to my door and asked if I knew anything about the incident.  I walked her to the scene, prayed with her, and told her what little I knew.  Since then, flowers have been set at the stop sign consistently, and I remember her grief every time I see them. 

Routinely, as I pull out of Coffman Farms Road, I’ve witnessed—and experienced—multiple “near miss” incidents for two reasons:

1) Vehicles passing other vehicles on the berm at the intersection; and

2) Vehicles passing on the left while those at either side of Coffman are navigating a turn.  

Both scenarios occur at extremely high speeds. 

My proposal and request is that the heavy traffic intersection of Coffman Farms Road and Shepherdstown Pike be changed to a double line, no passing zone, and that the county or town would consider additional measures as appropriate to slow traffic.  I hope to walk no more grieving widows across the street.  

I and others in my community are in agreement for safety of our families and others this would be a significant, positive, and relatively simple change.  Please sign if you agree and support this change!  

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