Grassroots effort in Kenosha is urging drivers to slow down
KENOSHA - A grassroots effort aimed at getting drivers to slow down in Kenosha County is taking off.
With the new school year right around the corner, one local mom wants to make sure kids are safe, and that drivers are paying attention.
"I'm doing something before a tragedy happens," said Amee Janus.
Janus lives in Camp Lake, a spot with plenty of space for her girls to play. But they're often next to the road, a place where speeding drivers mean concerns for mom.
"My kids would be out playing, and it was the biggest fear of mine for them getting hurt," she explained.
After asking politicians for help, this mother decided to take action herself. Starting a group, a website, and a sign campaign devoted to getting drivers to slow down.
"We're hoping someone finds this as important as we do," said Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth.
Janus’ "No Need for Speed" campaign is catching on. Sheriff Beth is hoping to gather support for this grassroots effort.
"There are kids playing out there every single day,” he said. “Sometimes, all we need is just that little reminder to slow down."
Right now, the sheriff's department is looking for a sponsor for this program so they can give these signs to families for free. In the meantime, you can buy them for $6.50, on Janus’ website.