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Barrington’s status as a crossroads in Camden County — neighboring seven municipalities and bisected by key routes such as the White Horse Pike and Interstate 295 — also means borough residents often have to deal with drivers from other communities cutting through at high speeds.
But borough leaders are taking a step to try to remind drivers to keep their speed down by selling “Keep Kids Alive – Drive 25” stickers meant to be affixed to your garbage can and/or recycling container.
The stickers are available in the tax office at Borough Hall for $2 — the cost meant to offset sticker production.
“Our hope is that if everyone has a sticker on cans in front of their homes, it may have an impact on drivers,” according to “The Mayor’s Desk” column by Mayor Robert Klaus in the most recent issue of “Barrington’s On Track.”
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Borough residents also might want to follow in the footsteps of a recent campaign in Haddonfield that encouraged residents themselves to be sure to drive 25 mph at all times in the community, thereby forcing those who pass through to obey the speed limit, as well.
Consider that the longest stretch of road that’s (essentially) within the borough is a stretch of about two miles on Clements Bridge Road from Hancock Drive to Hutchison Avenue.
If you drove that distance at 25 mph, it would take less than five minutes. If you decided to drive that same distance at a riskier 40 mph, you would shave less than two minutes off your time.
Is it really worth it to risk someone’s life — or even a speeding ticket — to save less than two minutes?