Letter to the editor: Speeding solutions

To the editor:

We have been following the budding debate on speed limits. From our own personal observations there is substantial speeding. But …

This speeding is occurring with a speed limit of around 30 mph in residential settings. Reducing that speed limit will, in all likelihood, not reduce the level of speeding but may well lead to more speeding and maybe more revenue for our city.

It seems to us there is an all too familiar pattern to this initiative. Somebody complains (usually nameless). The city reacts by considering an ordinance to address the complaint. Many of these proposals do not address the actual problem but fall into the class of feel-good initiatives to satisfy that portion of our community that all too often comprises the set of chronic complainers.

We are a community of intelligent and well-educated individuals. Can we not do better in addressing challenges by pursuing solutions that will in reality lead to the desired results?

George and Jeanette Lippencott,



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