Local man stops speed demons in neighborhood, learned the hard way
Rush hour traffic unwelcomed by residents
Last Updated: 136 days ago
The need for speed has some residents upset in southwest Bakersfield and one man is trying to get drivers to slow down.
"[This sign] reminds them because we don't have any speeding signs up and down here so nobody knows," Louis Hoyt, a resident, said.
The corner of Quailwood drive and Via Riata is a problem area during rush hour when commuters use the neighborhood route to bypass traffic.
"It makes me angry because I don't want my kid to get hit or anybody to get hit for that matter and I just want my kids to be able to play safe out here," Kari Bradburn, a neighbor, said.
The issue of speeding also hits close to home for Louis.
"Over a year ago I was doing 30 on Brundage Lane at 6:30 at night and a little boy came out from between two cars and I hit him and killed him," Hoyt said.
Although he had to learn the hard way, he wants to do everything he can to stop another accident from happening again.
"If I can save someone else from hitting a child, or an adult, or a dog or cat, I'll spend all day out here it doesn't bother me at all," Hoyt said.
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