LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Lake Silver Road treated like a speedway

Published: Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 01:56 PM.

I am visiting my daughter and three small grandsons for about the 12th time this year. They live north of town on Lake Silver Road.

This seemingly quiet neighborhood is a prep course for an Indy event.

I sit on her rear decks and watch with fright at the speeds in which folks drive. They actually “gun it” when turning the corner; they are no doubt speeding in excess of 20 mph. The curve should be negotiated at maybe 15 mph. There are no shoulders.

Not only is this done by locals, but also by cement mixers, big rigs and dump trucks, not to mention school buses. Residents literally take their lives, and those of their children, at a significant risk when attempting to back out of their driveway.

This is by no means an exaggeration — maybe an understatement. Heck, retrieving your mail is death defying.

I have never seen any law enforcement ever.

So far, no one has been killed by a hit-and-run driver. I'd love it to stay that way. I have thought about sitting in her front yard with a video camera.



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