Building safer communities with new Milford campaign: Keep Kids Alive Drive 25
MILFORD, Del.- The City of Milford is pushing a new campaign to make their streets safer for residents, it’s called’ Keep Kids Alive Drive 25.’
This is a national non-profit that is trying to make drivers aware of their speed going through residential neighborhoods. The City said they decided to bring this on board after hearing complaints of speeding in these areas. With local support and branded signs, the City says this is the perfect way to get residents involved and encourage drivers to be mindful of their speed, especially in areas where children could be present.
“You know of course we are having our engineering department work with DelDot, to work on some traffic studies and what can be done and all that kind of stuff, but those take time and money and planning and so this is much more of an immediate solution,” Sara Bluhm, Milford’s Economic Development and Community Engagement Administrator, said.
Residents who live on 25-mph road within city limits can apply on the City’s website, though MyMilford, for a branded yard sign. Requests will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis. In an effort to spread the signs around the City, staff will not fulfill a sign request within close proximity to an already requested sign.
State Farm is a national sponsor of the KEEP KIDS ALIVE DRIVE 25® organization and local agent Hunter Emory is sponsoring in-part Milford’s signs, making them free to qualifying residents.