Riverside, Old Greenwich residents complain about speeders on Sound Beach Avenue. It’s true that the Lockwood Road (Riverside) and Center Drive (Old Greenwich) intersection at Sound Beach is a busy place. I’m not sure if there’s an answer, though. I thought it a huge improvement when Greenwich posted signs at all our crosswalks reminding drivers that state law requires them to stop for pedestrians. Before then, it often seemed as though I was the only driver in town who knew that, judging from the furious honking I’d receive when honoring the law. The signs have cut down those angry protests quite a bit.
But the folks interviewed in this Greenwich Time article are quite correct: a lot of motorists still scream through crosswalks, oblivious, so teach your children what I taught mine when they were learning to drive: assume that everyone else on the road is a homicidal maniac, and act accordingly.