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Chesterfield Residents Say Reams RD Needs Stoplight

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Chesterfield, VA—Residents who live near a busy Chesterfield intersection say they are fed up with speeders, and want to see a traffic light or speed bumps installed in the area.

The speed limit for Reams Road is 35 miles per hour, but concerned resident Dana Scheetz says drivers often go much faster.

"50, 60…they act they're on the interstate. It's gotten out of control," Dana said.

Dana says when drivers turn off Reams Road into her neighborhood, they keep speeding through the residential area.

"When people turn into the neighborhood...sometimes they'll go on two wheels almost turning into the neighborhood because they are going so fast."

The area has proved to be fatal: on New Year's Day in 1998, a driver slammed into a family van, killing a 12-year-old girl. The car continued on its course, right through the front of someone's home, after trying to make a u-turn at the corner of Reams Road.

Residents say a traffic light—or at the very least, speed bumps—would help curb speeding and accidents.

If you have any areas of concern you'd like the 8News Street Squad to address, please email us at: streetsquad@wric.com. Stay with 8News for updates.

 

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