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Letter: Put safety first; enforce laws on speeding

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From: Richard Albert


Received: Sept. 4

As I continue to drive through the state of Indiana, Bartholomew County and the city of Columbus, I am aware of the ever increasing number of people who evidently think that the speed signs on the streets and roads are posted only as suggestions and are not legally binding where they are


That opinion is and has been shared by many motorists.

One of the many thoughts that enter my mind is that the state, counties and cities may as well dismount all of those speed limit signs and sell them for scrap. At least that way they would be used for something other than a suggestion.

I fully realize that traffic and speeding requires the use of many patrol cars and police officers and suggest to our politicians that the proper amount of money be secured toward this end.

I also fully realize that any politician will probably be elected for one term only if he is in favor of this action.

However, in my opinion, the safety and well-being of Indiana citizens should be paramount now and in the future.

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