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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Four accidents on Nine Mile Road in less than 24 hours Thursday have some people who drive the East End road blaming the drivers for what happened.

"There's no reason to have this many accidents" said Eddie Moore, whose small engine repair shop has been a fixture in the community for three decades.

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He's not alone in thinking the speed limit should be dropped to one consistent speed instead of varying between 25, 30 and 40 mph.

"Nine Mile Road probably ought to be 30 miles an hour from the Mall all the way down to Airport Drive, actually all the way down to Williamsburg Road," Moore said.

Travis Bell agrees having watched for eight years as parents try to pull in and out of New Bridge Baptist Daycare

"No respect, people honk, people honk, people blow, people speed past, they'll hop in another lane to try and get past parents, it's crazy sometimes" Bell said.

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Bell said it only takes a few minutes watching traffic to see where the speed limit changes.

"As soon as they come out of the 30, Highland Springs, it's like they speed up, going all the way down," Bell said.

Both Bell and Moore agree that Henrico police do a good job patrolling the area and nabbing speeders. However, both said more will have to be done to get drivers to slow down.

6 comments

  • Ron Melancon

    VDOT and Henrico for done reason do nothing. In order to get this fixed we need to elect new supetvisors who will fix this We have the same issue on springfield road where accidents don’t matter because they don’t listen. The only thing to do is fire the politicians who don’t seem to listen but know how to raise a meals tax

    • John H

      The roadway is the article is fine, it is the people driving carelessly. Ron, you are always looking for a way to complain about the Supervisors, Schools and/or Police.

  • firehouserox

    How about having your house hit twice and your property eight times? I called V-Dot and asked them their opinion about what should be done and it was suggested that I move!

  • just thinking

    Ok I am reading comments about city leaders and officers. How about this one DRIVERS RESPONSIBILTY. Stop blaming every one else. Blame the drivers.

  • Katie

    That isn’t a daycare, it is owned by henrico county public school & operated as the federal programs preschool central office consisting of 6 classrooms. My son went there last year. Something needs to be done about the careless driving happening right in front of this school. Buses are in & out of there & there is not even a blinking school light in front!

  • Rob K

    Henrico needs to hire an engineer that can correct all the unsafe traffic areas. Properly marked turn lanes, signage and deceleration lanes into heavily traveled businesses and developments would ease congestion and prevent accidents. The business should share the cost of the improvements to be approved during the permit process. The county is responsible for a safe road. Speed reduction doesn’t stop poor design.

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