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Open letter to speeders on Ball Road in Alta Sierra:

Just the other day I was backing out of my driveway onto Ball Road, which is like taking your life into your hands! I would like to know why these people who use our road as their personal shortcut to and from Highway 49, and some that actually live on Ball, need to drive 55-plus miles per hour? Last time I checked this was a residential area; has that changed?

There are many houses on this street, as well as animals and kids. We have counted four dead cats in the last month, including our own, on the road as well as numerous other animals. Now, if somebody was actually driving the speed limit, they should be able to avoid killing animals.



What is it going to take to get you people to slow down? An accident, maybe hitting one of the kids in the neighborhood? I would hope that next time you decide to drive down “my” road as a short cut, you would think about that. How would you like it if I came to your street and drove 55-mph down it?

Cheri Fry




Grass Valley


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