Why can’t we slow speeders on Walker? | TheUnion.com

Why can’t we slow speeders on Walker?

After reading the front page story regarding traffic on Walker Drive, I’m shaking my head in disbelief.

If I understand the problem correctly, there is an issue with significant traffic, but the main concern of the residents is with “speeders” on their street. The proposed solutions are to create a “dead-end” or a one-way street, a somewhat radical approach that, if liberally applied to other speeding situations, could result in some interesting traffic patterns.

It has been a while since I drove on Walker Drive, but I suspect there is at least one speed limit sign placed in a visible location. If this is the case, then surely it is a requirement that drivers obey this limit, or become subject to the punishment allowed by the law. Since Walker Drive drivers are likely to be locals who travel the road on a regular basis, it follows that the cost of a few speeding tickets would result in the lightening of both their wallets and their lead feet.

The question in my mind is: Why hasn’t something been done to deal with this problem before? If we can oust a terrorist government halfway around the world, why can’t we stop speeding drivers less than a mile from the downtown Grass Valley police station?

Ray Bryars

Nevada City

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