Tragic deaths spur change
When 71-year-old Shiu Fan Wong was killed by a pickup truck while taking her regular morning walk near her home in the Country Club subdivision of Madera County earlier this year, many people including members of her immediate family were left asking questions.
Why was the speed limit on a backcountry road 55 mph, even if roads and signs may have stated otherwise? Isn’t 55 mph too fast for residential country roads anyway?
In light of those questions and Wong’s tragic January death, the Madera County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this week to move forward with “Shiu Fan” speed reductions from 55 to 35 mph on 84 road segments within the Madera Acres, Knolls, Highland, and Country Club subdivisions, also known as County Maintenance District 21.
The reductions will go to a public hearing on Nov. 5 and if no objections are raised will go into effect no later than Nov. 21, Hoevertsz said...