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1. Speed bumps slow down emergency vehicles. It is estimated that each hump would delay emergency vehicles 10 to 15 seconds.2. Other cities have been held liable for damage caused by speed bumps.3. Speed bumps do not always have the intended effect as drivers tend to speed up between them which creates an additional danger and nuisance.4. Speed bumps tend to be divisive within neighborhoods. Drivers will usually look for alternate routes to avoid them which increases traffic (and speeds) on adjacent and nearby streets.
First, the City recommends that the offended party talk with the neighbor. If you are not comfortable talking to the neighbor or you are unable to get some relief, contact the Police Department when the noise is taking place by calling 972-547-5350. An Officer will be sent out to meet with you, and you can point out the offending address. That way the neighbor can be made aware that their noise is offending someone.
If that does not resolve the issue, loud noise violations are filed directly by the offended citizen in the Municipal Court. The complaint form for the offended party to fill out is available below. Simply print the form/fill it out, but leave it unsigned. Bring the completed (unsigned ) form during normal business hours to the City Annex/Police Department (101 S Powell Pkwy) and you will swear to and sign the form in front of a Notary Public at the Court. It will then take some time to process the complaint, set up hearing dates, etc. (Note: Before driving over, call 972-924-3325 to make sure there is someone at the Court that can help you.)
If you decide to file a complaint, please remember to document all dates and times that you are offended. Video or audio recording of the offense(s) should help you with your case should it go to trial in the Municipal Court. Complaint Form Click Here