Speed Bumps on Assateague to protect the ponies!

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Speed Bumps on Assateague to protect the ponies!

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Robyn Koons started this petition to U.S National Park Services and

On July 6th, 2021, the Maryland herd of the wild Assateague Ponies lost another horse due to a vehicular incident.  Moonshadow was a 4 year old mare with her 3 month old filly.  While both were injured, only Moonshadow succumbed to her injuries.  This is not the first time that this has occurred.  Following the pandemic and resurgence of people enjoying the outdoors, Assateague has had an increase in visitation.  While it is awesome to see people enjoying the great outdoors and especially this beautiful island, it has brought forth some issues.  The greatest of which is speed on the island.  The posted speed limit of 25 is rarely followed and if you do follow it, you are often tailgated and the recipient of honks, comments, etc.  This Island belongs to the horses/ponies and other wildlife; we just visitors.  What I am proposing is the addition of speed bumps from turn onto Bayberry Drive at the Maryland Seashore to OSV route entrance at the end of Bayberry Drive.  This would require folks to slow down and potentially save the Island's inhabitants. 

https://www.wmdt.com/2021/07/assateague-island-national-seashore-wild-horse-dies-in-apparent-hit-and-run/

 

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