Dangerous Drivers

On Sunday, 02/09/14, while heading out of the neiborhood I was passed by a car on Montlake where there are clearly double yellow lines. I noticed the car coming up behind me as I turned from Maloney to Montlake, as I got to area near Jones Rd., just past the church, the car made its move to pass me. Since I was going the posted 30mph speed limit, I was surprised that I was being passed. I was able to get the first three letters/numbers on their tag before they got out of sight, they were F94. The car was a white 4 door Toyota, possibly a Prius. The time was between 0935-0938. As I came down the hill to approach the intersection at Alcoa Hwy I saw the car as it turned left and proceeded north on Alcoa Hwy. That was the last I saw of this car. I understand some folks aren’t always residents here and could be guests. If you happen to know who this may have been, please ask them to respect the posted speeds and no passing in the area. There will come a point when word of mouth requests will not take care of the problem and we may have to ask for assistance from KCSO.

2 Replies to “Dangerous Drivers”

  1. Veda Bateman

    Ed, I agree. Our neighborhood roads are more dangerous than Alcoa Hwy; also, we need to have shrubbery pruned on corner lots where drivers cannot see speeding on-coming traffic. For example, when turning left from Blow Drive onto Maloney Road, drivers cannot see fast oncoming traffic; a mirror showing traffic coming over the hill would be good.

  2. Ed Jeffries

    Paul, I could not agree more. I have been REALLY frightened several times by excess speed in the neighborhood. I admit that I have exceeded 40mph in the past, especially on the long downhills that seem safe. However, I learned my lesson about a year ago. Fortunately, I was going up a hill and only going about 25-30. Just over the hill, hidden from my view, was a car stopped on one side in a traffic lane and two pedestrians walking in the roadway on the other side. Had I been going 40mph I believe I would have had to either choose to hit the people or the car. I believe I would have chosen the car but in a split second we may not think as clearly as we would like. A tragedy either way, one worse than the other, certainly. Since then I have REALLY kept my speed at 30 or below since we have so many blind hills. I am an orthopedic surgeon and have learned very much the hard way over the last 38 years that speed kills. I just did not realize that 40mph could be so lethal! Let’s all slow down and live and let live!

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