Neighborhood wants safer streets

September 23, 2009 9:17:30 PM PDT
A Cary woman is more determined than ever to get the town to make her street safer for kids. Now, her neighbors are paying closer attention after the death of a child in her neighborhood.

More than a week ago, 9-year-old Ravi Kalipershad was skateboarding near his home when he rolled down his driveway into the side of a moving SUV. He died just minutes after the crash.

It happened on Council Gap Court in Cary's Georgetown at Preston Subdivision off Davis Drive.

Police said caution signs couldn't have prevented the accident, but it's still heightened concerns.

"You want them to play you want them to have a normal life, but you just worry so much you don't want anything to ever happen to you kids," concerned parent Michelle Moyer said.

She said she is intent on making her street safer for her family and others.

"I sent a letter expressing my concerns didn't expect anything to happen and sure enough, nothing did," Moyer said.

Back in June, the mother of two young girls sent an e-mail to her homeowners association. She suggested the neighborhood take traffic safety measures and put up caution and speed limit signs.

"We want cars to know when you turn off Davis Drive and you're going 45 mph you need to slow down as soon as you turn on the street immediately you need to slow down," Moyer said.

But the homeowner's association didn't see the need and said there wasn't enough traffic on the road to warrant any action. She's since voiced her concerns to the Town of Cary.

"I have spoken to the engineering department, but no request has officially been made to them," Moyer said.

While Moyers said she is waiting for change, she's taken matters into her own hands by putting up her own "slow down" sign on the street when her kids play.

"May not be attractive may be ignored, but what if they're not ignored one car decides to stop and it's the car something would have happened to," she said.

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