Ideas for keeping traffic, out of yard
I need some creative ideas to keep traffic, out of our yard. Saturday night, a 22 year-old 'man' with no insurance, doing about 70 mph up our road...took a hard left (best guess is he was fighting with wife, coming from the bar) and hit both of our vehicles and then crashed into our house. It demolished our porch and did structural damage to the bay window. Luckily, no one was hurt.
We do not live on a curve and never imagined anything like this would happen. We're at least 80' to 100' from the road and we want to make sure this never happens again! So, we're trying to come up with creative ideas that will keep traffic on the road...and not in our yard.
So far, our best idea seems to be 8' railroad ties, buried on end about 4' down and placed about 4' to 5' apart. This should slow them down, at the very least. We thought the best place to put them, would be along our driveway, on the road side. Our driveway/pull in is parallel (more or less) with the road and curves down into our yard.
Any other ideas? I don't really care how it looks, since this 'in between' area of the yard is on a hill and we let the weeds/natural vegetation grow there, anyway...along with daffodils and other plants that have naturalized, over time. We can't do much now, but hope to get something in, this spring. Thanks in advance :)
Here are a few pictures. They don't show the worst of the damage, but my husband didn't want to put anything on the internet that showed our license plates or address numbers.
My poor blazer (which I love) is all done and hit our other vehicle, when it was hit by their truck. Although they had no insurance, we had uninsured motorist on our insurance, thank goodness. From Truck hitting my house
This used to be my front porch... From Truck hitting my house
And this shows how much the porch was knocked over, by the impact. Here's a picture of my arch and little rose, I took on Saturday for Gardenweb post... From Truck hitting my house