Speed Bumps Needed on Millais street

Reported in the Other category by Emma Rose at 01:23, Sat 12 April 2014

Sent to Auckland Council 2 min later.

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On Millais street, in Grey Lynn we have a huge problem with people using our residential street as a through road from Richmond road to Williamson ave and vice-verser. Not only do we get traffic straight from Ponsonby road on both sides, we also get people speeding through our little street while it is already lined with park cars on both sides. This causes hazard for kids living in the area, as Richmond road school is quiet close and residents who live on this "safe" road. Just last saturday (early morning 3:50am) we had a speeding car come through and hit 2 parked cars on the side of the road. The cars were hit on sun an impact that it disfigured both cars front right wheels then managed to speed off while residents who had woken to the awful sound, early Saturday morning, went running after it then driving after it to in a failed attempt to not let the car get away. The owner of one of the cars is still currently on holiday and the owner of the other car has to have the car written off because of damaged caused that morning. Then, Tonight at 10pm, not even a week after the last accident, another 2 parked cars were hit causing the damage of 4 victim cars (parked on the side of the road) and the drivers car. The event happened a few hours ago and i was one of the first on the scene. I recall, the great crash in full volume as it was outside the house I was in, car alarms and shouting. The driver seemed to be putting the car in reverse to get away however because of the scale of damage to his car, he wouldn't have gotten far. A woman, shouted at him to get out of the car and sit on the side walk grass as he was clearly intoxicated and could not walk straight. The emergency services were called and 2 police cars arrived swiftly, as the residents looked at the damage to their cars. The first car had been hit at such speed that it went diagonally forward, up onto the kerb into a car parked in a drive way. The drunk drivers car had then continued and went straight into the car infront which rear ended the 4 car in front of that. It had just rained so it was clear how much the cars had moved from the impact. The police arrested the intoxicated driver on the spot after a breathalyser test showing he was over the limit and clearly couldn't walk straight. 2 hours later, 2 tow trucks had cleared 2 cars including the drivers car, the police had cleared and the concerned residents starting going back to their houses. Luckly there were no injuries. However, these are not the only incidents that have happened on Millais street because of speeding. There has been numerous cats run over and multiple side mirrors taken out. This is a hazard that hasn't been addressed soon enough that needs to be fixed before something fatal happens. Speed bumps will slow cars down as well as stop cars speeding down this residential street, therefore making the street safer and possibly saving lives.

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