MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, ND (KXNET) — Residents of Minot Air Force Base are raising concerns that speeding is a constant problem in all housing.
In an attempt to curb this problem, a petition was created by Lisa Herm add speed bumps in residential areas. The petition says residents have tried to address the speeding issue on their own by purchasing signs to place at the end of their driveways to remind drivers to slow down and by taking to social media, among other things, but says that nothing seems to work.
“Speeding has been an ongoing problem here at Minot AFB, especially in residential areas. Many residents have taken it upon themselves to try to fix it on their own. Some have spent money out of pocket to purchase signs to place at the end of driveways to remind drivers to slow down. Residents reached out to social media groups to express their frustrations, and in response, other residents shared similar first-hand experiences. Residents feel that their efforts have been dismissed. Children have been beaten, resulting in the Security Forces implementing additional patrols in specific areas. However, despite several residents raising concerns about the safety of children and pets, it appears that there are still drivers who feel they do not need to obey speed limits and even stop signs,” the petition said.
Herm hopes to take this petition to Balfour Beatty Communities, the entity that manages housing on the base, asking them to add speed bumps.
KX News has contacted Balfour Beatty for comment on this request. A Balfour Beatty representative issued us the following statement:
“Balfour Beatty is aware of the petition and is committed to the safety of our residents. We continue to work with our Air Force partner, who also remains focused on safety and enforcing speed limits in the community.”
Herm hopes to get 100 signatures. As of press time, 24 people have signed the petition.