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Navigating Neighborhood Roads: Your Guide to Traffic Laws

Viridian is known as a family-friendly, safe community, where many people walk, run, or bike and enjoy the outdoor amenities. But living in a lively, residential community requires extra caution and vigilance for drivers on the roads.

Please refer to the guide and explanations below:

Speed Limits:
Speed limits are in place for a reason—to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. In Viridian, the speed limit ranges from 15 to 30 mph. These limits are carefully set to allow our residents to feel safe walking on the sidewalk and enjoying our neighborhood amenities. It’s important to obey the posted limit at all times, especially in areas where pedestrians, children, and pets may be present.

The area around Viridian Elementary is a designated school zone. The speed limit is decreased during posted hours to protect school children on their way to and from school. The fines and consequences for violating traffic laws in school zones are also increased to encourage compliance.

Stop Signs:
When approaching a stop sign, come to a complete stop, look both ways, and proceed only when it’s safe to do so. Remember, failure to stop at a stop sign not only puts you at risk but also endangers the lives of others.

Pedestrian Crossings:
Pedestrians have the right-of-way at crosswalks. As a driver, always yield to pedestrians crossing the street and be prepared to stop if necessary. Use extra caution near schools, parks, and neighborhood amenities. Pedestrians should use crosswalks whenever possible and wait for a clear signal from any drivers in the intersection before crossing the road.

Understanding right-of-way rules is essential for safe and efficient traffic flow. In general, vehicles must yield to pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles already in the intersection. When in doubt, it’s always best to err on the side of caution and yield to other road users.

Tips for Safe Navigation:

  • Always use your signals when turning or changing lanes.
  • Keep a safe distance from other vehicles, especially in adverse weather conditions.
  • Avoid distractions such as texting or talking on the phone while driving.
  • Watch out for cyclists and give them ample space when passing.
  • Be mindful of school zones and playgrounds, where children may be present.

By following these guidelines and respecting the rules of the road, we can create a community where everyone can travel safely and enjoy all that our neighborhood has to offer.

Thank you for your commitment to traffic safety in our community.