A woman was hit by a car in Millburn recently while legally crossing Main Street in front of Starbucks.  On March 26 a 14 year old boy was struck by a car in downtown Millburn.  Students were hit by cars near the Millburn Middle School and on White Oak Ridge Road in May, 2011.  In February 2011 a 32 year old man was struck on Millburn Avenue near Campbell Road.  We all know that cars speed on Millburn Avenue in the downtown area every day.

Why aren’t the police stopping speeders?  Why are drivers holding and using cell phones?  Why aren’t drivers checking the crosswalk before turning a corner?  What will happen when Stop & Shop opens a supermarket on Millburn Avenue?

In the 1970’s and early 1980’s a policeman directed traffic at the corner of Millburn Avenue and Main Street.  Left turns were not legal onto Main Street from Millburn Avenue.

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The Township Committee and the Police Department must tackle this issue and  stop the speeding in Millburn Township.  Speeding is rarely seen in Roseland because tickets are issued by police on major and minor thoroughfares.   Millburn also could develop a reputation of intolerance for speeders.  We don’t need more speed bumps, we need more enforcement of the existing speed limits.

Eleanor Wallen

President, The Short Hills Association