NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Habitat for Humanity not only rebuilds neighborhoods, it’s trying to make them safer.
When he’s not swinging a hammer for Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, the group’s executive director Jim Killoran might be found outside his New Rochelle office with a radar gun in his hand.
The speed limit on Main Street is 30 mph, but he said they routinely clock drivers going 40 mph and 50 mph. That’s why Killoran and his staff are keeping speed statistics to present to the city council.
“People have gotten hit here, I’ve been here when people have gotten hit,” he told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams. “When you’re hit by a car going 40 miles an hour, you die. When you’re hit by a car going 30 miles an hour, you get seriously injured.”