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Monday, January 7, 2013

Hurried Drivers and Near Accidents ~ Another Blogspot Draft

Sharing another blogspot draft that was never posted for some reason.  This one really caught my attention, considering the horrific death of our dog Gus, and hurried drivers.  This was written back in 2010.


I am finally fed up with drivers in a hurry, speeding by my home.  I am finally in the stages of requesting a small section of highway be marked, and painted a no-passing zone.

Yesterday, I was trying to turn left into my driveway, slowing down to turn.  A semi-tractor trailer passed me on my left at the same time.  I had to actually slow down more, and wait for him to pass, just so I could turn into my driveway.  

My kids have come close to near accidents with other drivers.  Another time, I watched out my window and my daughter was slowing to turn in (right).  The driver behind her blasted his horn, telling her to get out of the way, and she was going pretty fast for a turn.  I was fuming.  

I may even request that the speed limit be 5 miles under for that section too.  It's a long shot, but I'm going to do it anyway, for the safety of my family.  I'm also in the process of finding out if I can request a "no jake brake" zone.  It's marked less than a mile south of us, but driver's are already down to the slower speed limit by the time they get there.  We'll see what I am able to succeed with.

2013 update: I did write to the city to request the no-passing zone.  They denied it.


Candy C. said...

I wonder if it would do any good to send a second request citing the death of Gus. It annoys me to no end when people try to pass as I'm trying to turn! Grrrr...

caprejan said...

we have the same problem here. If you have ever been to Italy well, ALL the drivers are crazy and the council could'nt care, what or who gets killed.There are so many bunches of flowers tied to trees and bushes, along the road where we live We are about to write another letter this week,so keep trying and keep safe.Janet