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Letter: 25mph on county roads, prohibit electronic devices

By Joyce M. Coomer

There are two things I'd like to see done this year to promote safety on the highways.

One is a 25 mph speed limit on each and every county-maintained road. These roads vary wildly in width and some are barely wide enough for two vehicles to meet and safely pass by each other, even with one or both vehicles getting off the edge of the blacktop.

The second thing is a county-wide ban on the use of any type of electronic communication device, even hands-free ones, while driving.

(Exception, of course, for emergency personnel, as related to their work) Too many people are paying too much attention to something besides the road in front of them. From some tales I've had people tell me, it might be a good idea to include passengers in this ban.

And a thank you to the lady jogger this morning [January 25, 2019] who was doing her chilly morning run facing oncoming traffic. Even though she had earbuds in, I knew she could watch vehicles coming her way and know if she needed to get further away from the road.

This story was posted on 2019-01-27 11:56:41
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