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Rattlesnake Road not a freeway

I have lived off of Rattlesnake Road near Highway 174 for a number of years and continue to see excessive speeding between 174 and Lower Colfax, and probably beyond.

The speed limit signs have been changed a number of times, but not even the speed limits deter people from speeding down the road. The small hill as you exit 174 onto Rattlesnake is not a catapult for gaining speed, but it sure seems like it. We all exceed the speed limit in our need to get somewhere on time, but the speeds driven along the straight stretch of Rattlesnake appear to be in the 50 to 60 mph range, which is way too excessive.

This is a residential neighborhood, and the safety of the residents trying to exit their properties along this stretch is in the hands of the users of this part of the road. It would be nice to see the road patrolled, but it has been several years since that has happened. Slow down a little and smell the roses along the way!

Doug Wight

Grass Valley

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