Juergen Beissel has seen close call after close call at the lone pedestrian crossing in Beverly Beach from his food stand a few yards away from State Road A1A.

"It is sometimes crazy," Beissel said. "They're even passing on the double line and flying through here. People are scared to cross the street."

Our cameras caught a truck hauling another vehicle pass traffic in a clearly marked no passing zone Wednesday.

Beverly Beach Mayor Steve Emmett said he has been trying for years to get the Florida Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit from 45 to 35 mph. But each time, he has gotten the same answer.

"They simply put up to us every time we talk to them, traffic studies show it's not warranted for a reduction in the speed."

But after a meeting with FDOT earlier this week, the mayor said he was a little more hopeful. The department agreed to send someone to the town and take a look at what residents call a safety issue.

There are two flashing signs on either end of Beverly Beach, warning of that one pedestrian crossing. Emmett said he had to go to Tallahassee personally to get the permission to install them.

The mayor said part of the problem is enforcement, but he was not critical of the sheriff's handling of their concerns.

"We've had radar run, motorcycle police officers here doing their thing, but he cannot be here 24/7," Emmett said.

In 2012, City Commissioner Ed Hess was killed when he pulled out onto A1A.

In July 2014, Jackie Middleton was hit as she rode her bicycle across the highway.

What Beverly Beach residents, most of whom are retirees, want to know is: How many more deaths have to occur?

"I guarantee you as I sit here, there will be another fatality in this town, without a doubt," Emmett said, adding that is unacceptable.

The mayor said he expects to have a letter of support for their efforts signed by every city mayor in Flagler County by the end of the month.