2007-01-27 / Editorials & Letters

Mindset leads to New Rome


I promise you that I am not trying to initiate a running gun battle with Kirkersville's Mr. Martin.

However, I don't want anyone to get the impression that I don't respect reasonable speed limits. If anyone thinks that 35 MPH on a remote stretch of road that has zero houses on it is reasonable then, in my opinion, they are out of touch with reality. There is no doubt in my mind that if they (Kirkersville) continue in this mindset the results will be the same as New Rome.

To find an example of reasonable speed limits just look a few miles east to Hebron. A motorist traveling from East to West is warned way ahead of time of a lower speed limit ahead and is gradually brought down from 55 to 40 to 35 and then to 25 in the downtown area. The speed limit is then gradually increased in proportion to the population density as one exits the village.

Vic Leavitt Thornville

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