Saturday, August 23, 2008

Speed Limits

The dog owners of my community claim that they can't curb their dogs and they must let the dogs relieve themselves on various homeowners' lawns because the cars come speeding down the street. They must be going at least 30 to 35 mph. I don't understand why the dog owners can't hear the cars and then move the dog, but it's easier to complain.

The board has decided that the way to solve this problem is to reduce the speed limit from 25 mph to 24 mph. I don't know how long the signs have been up, but I first noticed them the other day. Now, some of the residents are complaining about the new speed limit. One person feels that it's illegal, but since the community is private property we are free to set our own limits. Another is afraid that a driver will suddenly slow down causing the car behind him to crash into him, as if we get that much traffic. Others don't see how lowering the limit by one mile can make a difference.

My conclusion is that these people have too much time on their hands.

1 comment:

ms/sss said...

I thought that lowering the speed limit from 25 mph to 24 mph was a typo error that I was reading, but it was really true. Just how much money did it cost to change those signs? Next time, someone might want to consider getting hold of a Magic Marker, and marking those signs like this: -25. You think?