Today’s number is 15, because 15 is the installation speed limit on most roads during the hours of physical training — 5:30 to 7:30 a.m.
As the Maneuver Center of Excellence continues to move the Armor School from Fort Knox, Ky., to Fort Benning, many areas of Harmony Church are under construction and the infrastructure details such as lighting and traffic signs are not installed yet.
Speed limit signs should be installed soon, said David Benefield, a civil engineer with the Directorate of Public Works.
But the senior NCO of the Directorate of Emergency Services wants to remind people to slow down during the hours of physical training. Many drivers on Harmony Church drive too fast for the conditions and are ignoring the installation’s set speed limit of 15 mph during PT hours, said SGM Nester Rodriguez.
He said speeding is a postwide problem, but drivers should slow down when Soldiers run and engage in physical training.
1SG Chad Vandenbos, with the 194th Armored Brigade’s advanced party, said it is a constant fight to slow people down on Harmony Church. He said 25 Soldiers run during PT hours on Harmony Church. For safety, 15th Cavalry Road and 1st Armored Division Road are closed between 5:30-6:30 a.m.
By early January, the number of students arriving for training at the Armor School should double and ramp up exponentially with about 200 students attending the school by the end of January.
SGM Rodriguez said the MPs enforce the speed limits and the best way to avoid a ticket is to drive safely and obey the speed limit signs.