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Moronic driving kills

Ten years ago, we bought our home on John Born Road. When we first moved in to our house, the kids were little. Even though we lived near the road, I didn’t worry about the kids playing out front because we knew the neighbors and the posted speed of 15 mph was usually followed within about 5 or 10 mph – slow enough to spot a child or animal, usually horses, that share our road.



As the years have gone by, the big-city attitude of no turn signals, stop signs mean yield, and hell-bent-for-leather drivers seem to have taken over the landscape. I have seen people driving every day at 40 to 50 mph down the road, just waiting for the child of the young families moving in to get hit by some of the less intelligent humans inhabiting our environs.




Today, our black lab pup, all 75 pounds of him, was hit and run by one of these morons.

It seems almost impossible to be driving close to the posted speed of 15 mph on a straight stretch of road to hit any object in the road, especially a child or animal. I can only assume that until a few children get mowed down that anything will change about enforcing decent behavior.

I just had to get this off my chest. Happy new year. I will miss you, Bailey.

Duff Burgess

Penn Valley


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