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Speeding Drivers
By Jonna Cragun


October 09, 2008
Thursday PM

While we are on the subject of speeding drivers I would like to mention what I observed this morning. I live on Roosevelt, south of town and this morning I was disgusted to observe a newer model, tan/champagne, Chevy SUV (Tahoe?) driving in front of my house at what must have been at least 40 miles per hour. This is a rough patch of road and obviously he was late for work or some other gambit of life that was important enough to risk the life of our local children. I don't care what his problem was I do however have a serious distaste for his arrogance.

This happened at a time when the local kids were walking down the road heading for their school bus. And these kids don't walk in "the middle" of the street, but I was still scared. These are residential streets with a POSTED speed limit of 20 but the neighborhood and pass through traffic don't seem to think it important. It also seems that teenage and seasonal drivers add to the problem. ALL drivers in this town need to be held accountable for their irresponsible driving. I pray that it won't take an accident involving one of our children to slow people down.

Jonna Cragun
Ketchikan, AK

About: "I am a parent that is concerned about the rising amount of irresponsible and teen drivers that are on our streets."

Received October 10, 2008 - Published October 09, 2008


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