2018-02-08 / Viewpoint

Letters to the editor

Speeders should beware in local subs

I am writing in support of the letter from John McLaughlin last week, regarding speeding in local subdivisions. Kudos!

My wife and I live in Collingwood, and are experiencing much of what Mr. McLaughlin referred to. We are amazed by how fast folks drive in such a densely populated, residential neighborhood! If the speed limit is 25 for these neighborhoods, great – but good sense would tell you it needs to be much less.

It only takes a moment for a child, cat or dog to run into the street and at 25, you could still kill or severely injure them. I don’t think folks think about that.

On top of that, some drivers are tailgating those of us who are being careful! Most folks in the subdivision have children or pets or some combination of the two. Ironically, these are some of the worst offenders! Over the past six months, it’s been bad enough that we’ve considered approaching the City Council about installing speed bumps or at the very least, very large speed limit signs. When you think about it, what’s the big hurry? If you live here, you’re home-- where you can slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy the view! If you’re visiting, please be respectful and take your time going through our little piece of paradise. We’ll do the same for you.

John Hansen,


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