Letters to the Editor

Cameras are needed to slow drivers down

Since I came to our house on Vashon Highway in 1965, the speeding has never stopped. Nasty tempered drivers doing 50, 60, 70 miles per hours and more up and down this 22-foot wide road like it’s a freeway. Traffic at 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 a.m. in a hurry to get to work. Then again at 3:30, 4:30, 5:30 p.m. in a hurry to get home. Thousands in a hurry to catch the ferry and racing home all day long, 24-7 the revving, squealing and honking never stops.

It’s so dangerous you have to run across the street, and I see cyclists in dangerous situations every day. Hundreds of deer get maimed or killed every year, and you see all the other animals getting slaughtered. The cops give out a pitiful few tickets. It’s a joke. Get serious. Make a statement with speeding tax tickets. I would like to see speed enforcement cameras here, 24-7, both ways so at least it will cost them all a speeding tax.

Making up time on the road by speeding is much too common, has too many bad consequences and should be seriously addressed. Cameras will do it. I will be much happier; the cyclists will be much safer and the animals along the road will too.

— Bill Rowling

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