Posted: Mar 8, 2013 5:51 PM by Jessica Holley - email@example.com
Updated: Mar 8, 2013 10:54 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A woman who lives on Robert Drive tells us she's fed up with drivers cutting a curve near her home a bit too close for comfort. In the past two years, she had two close calls with drivers ending up in her yard and almost into her home.
It's the twisting and turning section of Robert that connects South Alameda to Ocean Drive. Susan Robinson and her husband worry about their safety living at the corner of Robert and Gaines Street.
"If these bushes were not here I believe the car would be in our bed, so very scary," says Robinson.
These broken bushes are the result of the latest accident in front of their home. Police arrested 29-year-old Jason Daidone Tuesday night on suspicion of DWI after he crashed into the bushes in front of the Robinson home.
Robinson spoke to police about the 20 mile an hour warning sign on Robert Drive. But it's just that, a warning. So drivers going over that speed limit won't be ticketed. So that's why they are not slowing down.
Robinson has repeatedly called City Hall pleading that they put up a three way stop at the intersection. We contacted the city's chief traffic engineer, he tells us this is the first he's heard of the problem. A traffic study would need to be done to determine if a stop sign is needed. So in the meantime, Robinson is quickly rebuilding her line of defense.
"I want them back up so that save me for the next time around. And I swear that's what it feels like every week and the way they swirl around here. We need a three way stop sign," says Robinson.
Robinson has another suggestion for the city.
"I would like to rename this street Dead Man's Curve and I know everybody at my work laughs about that. And across the street I want to put up a sign that says Slow Down or Join Us," says Robinson.
In addition to the bushes and fence she has around her house, Robinson plans to add railing for another barrier of protection.
Robinson plans on attending the next city council meeting. There she will share her safety concerns about the intersection.
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