Comm. Berka contacted Constable, Stanley Jenkins, also of Pct. 3, and together it was determined that in 2002, the Commissioners Court had adopted a 35 mph speed limit, unless otherwise notified, for all our County roads.
“It is of great concern that our children and pets are in danger of a driver of a vehicle not being able to avoid them if they ran into the roadway or if the vehicle topped a hill and was unable to maneuver around an oncoming vehicle,” said Comm. Berka.
Head-on collisions result in death and very serious injury mainly because the combined speed of the two vehicles magnifies the impact. For example, if two cars are traveling towards each other at only 35 mph, a head-on collision will have a force of 70 mph. As you might imagine, there is a big difference between striking an object at 35 mph and striking one at 70 mph.
Jenkins and Berka are contacting local DPS officers, asking them to begin patrolling our County roads. “Please alert all your family members of the 35 MPH speed limit and let’s drive safe and avoid getting a ticket”, said Commissioner Berka.