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chickaflick said...

First of all, I'm really sad that anyone has had accidents or passed away on a stretch of dangerous road. Any loss is a tragic and sad loss.

It is also unrealistic for people in general to expect that teenagers are going to be perfect drivers and when you add a high school and a dangerous stretch of road to the same equation there is bound to be trouble. In fairness, I have driven this road going the specified speed limit and it was still too fast. I notice that they've lowered it to 25 and that is more appropriate but they need to add blinking lights to the warning to really enforce it, draw the drivers attention in the dark, and especially in the fog which there happens to be a lot of in the fall and spring months. In fact, the night of the accident there was heavy fog which I notice was not mentioned. I was driving in the area, and there were sections of the roads where the fog was so dense I couldn't even see the middle line. The curve is misleading, and in inclement weather, it's a death trap.

Unless you've driven this road, then your opinion is really invalid. We can all sit in our chairs and preach about road safety until the sun sets but when people die in the same spot repeatedly (this is the second one now- too many) then there is a problem that we need to address.

November 18, 2011 at 7:19 a.m.

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