We live on a private street. We own it along with our across the street neighbor and we're responsible for maintaining it. We pay to have it resurfaced and we have to pay to have it plowed in the winter.
There is a dead end sign on the next street before turning onto ours and we have these signs posted on each side of the street.
The year after we had our fence put up someone came down the street during the night and hit the fence. They left part of a broken taillight behind, along with $750 worth of damage to the fence.
When we had the repair done we had the fence company install six heavy posts sunk in concrete and filled with concrete. That way if someone hit the post they would probably damage their car, but not damage the fence.
Today while Rob was in the back yard with the dogs, in broad daylight, someone came down the hill much too fast and didn't even try to brake. They hit a post, knocking it out of the ground and into the fence.
By the time Rob got out thru the gate they had turned around and were speeding away. He waved his arms and tried to get their attention, but they tore out of here.
The damage to the fence is minor. One board needs to be replaced and two were knocked out of position and need to be pounded back in place. The post needs to be reset in concrete.
The good news? They left this behind.
They knocked their license plate off the car when they hit. We called and a State Trooper came out right away. He called in the license and the car is registered to a man on probation for drugs and assault. The trooper is going to his house to speak to him about leaving the scene of an accident. Good!!
Why do people think it's OK to damage someone's property and just drive away? My dogs are safe because the post did it's job, but can't anyone read around here? What about reading signs? Why are you traveling at such a high rate of speed on a dead end street? Don't you even care about your own car?
I don't like bad people.