Last week’s fatal incident which is under police investigation, and a rising accident toll in recent years, has left many residents and the wider community shellshocked.
Leanne Prussing, Greg Aide, Hill Street Shop owner Darren Walsh and others have all taken steps in the hope no more lives will be lost.
While home-made 50 kilometre an hour signs have appeared alongside the road the group have started a petition to raise awareness about the situation.
The accident happened on Wednesday night almost directly in front of Ms Prussing and Mr Aide’s home.
Both were adamant something needed to be done.
“We couldn’t just sit by and not do anything...,” Ms Prussing said. "So a few of us got together and printed out a petition to get people to sign.”
Mr Walsh was happy to support the petition but said he would like to see different action taken.
He said he would like the footpath along Hill Street finished.
“It runs for about four-fifths of the street and then just stops,” he said. “If you put things like chicanes in your going to get all the young drivers coming through here trying to drift and carry on.
“If there’s speed humps your still going to get four-wheel-drives coming through here at a rate of knots.
“The best thing I think that can happen is to provide pedestrians with a safer option by completing the footpath.”
There has been vast support for the petition which can be signed at the Hill Street Store with about 300 signatures recorded in three days.