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POLL: Should There be a Left-Turn Restriction at Oceanport's Burnt Mill Circle?

There's a heated debate on Facebook about the issue. Do you have a better solution?

Click over to the Oceanport residents' Facebook page and you'll find a string of over 50 comments in two separate threads debating the new restriction of left-hand turns onto Burnt Mill Circle between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. from Sept. 1 to June 30.

Since the sign went up about two weeks ago in an effort to deter drivers - many of them students - from cutting through the neighborhood to avoid traffic lights and back ups, residents have been vocal either in support of or opposition to the new rule.

Those who support the new ordinance say it's a safety issue for kids who live on the street and need to wait outside for the schoolbus.

Some opposed to the restriction reason that as taxpayers that should have access to all borough roads and others wonder how Burnt Mill residents seemed to get special treatment from and officials.

Chief Harold Sutton told Patch that officers hadn't begun enforcing the restriction but will begin by handing out warnings to offenders for the first few weeks. 

"We haven't been able to come up with a better solution," said Sutton. "We'll enforce it as best we can."

Mick Seeley May 30, 2012 at 01:21 PM
I pay taxes in Oceanport to maintain that road, and I am entitled to drive on it without ANY restrictions
secondome May 30, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I agree with the previous comment.
Bob May 30, 2012 at 03:02 PM
how much of this has to do with child safety and how much has to do with 2 sitting council members living on the street?
Sherri Amador May 30, 2012 at 08:44 PM
That is a dangerous turn coming or going, as well as Turf. Speed Bumps????
Amy Byrnes (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 02:14 AM
As of about 10pm Wednesday, the "yes" votes are starting to outweigh the "no's," 57 percent to 42 percent. Interesting ...
Mick Seeley May 31, 2012 at 03:23 PM
It's not a scientific poll - Burnt Mill residents are double-voting, no doubt. And Sherri - if you can't handle that "dangerous" turn, you shouldn't be driving!
Sherri Amador May 31, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Hey Mick Keep it about the turn and not about me. I'm entitled to my opinion. If you want to make it personal then bring it since you have become the town cry baby!
Mick Seeley May 31, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Ok, Sherri: The turn is NOT dangerous, IMHO
secondome May 31, 2012 at 06:40 PM
lived in that area for 15 years, never found it to be dangerous
Amy W June 01, 2012 at 02:24 AM
Please stop puttIng down the residents of BMC. Why the hell would we "double vote"? This issue is getting out of hand. It's two hours. There are streets by the track that I believe I can not park on during track season, but I am not crying that I am a taxpayer and I should be able to park wherever I want. I live on BMC and we were just as surprised as everyone else about the sign, get over it and worry about the important things in life.

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