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posted: 5/28/2014 12:01 AM

Too much speeding, too few tickets

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Too much speeding, too few tickets

As a resident of Algonquin living on a highway/expressway, Eineke Boulevard and Harnish Road, I/we the residents are concerned about what we can expect if and when our development ever gets completed.

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If you have used our highway, and you know who you are, to short cut your way to the library, Harnish Road and Boyer Road, you have seen how traffic is and how fast the cars travel -- 40 mph and more. There are signs posted at 25 mph; not only is that ignored but is not enforced.

Parents as well as teens speed to get to Jacobs, early in the morning or going to the library. No one stops at the corner to check for cars, and no one exiting the library stops to check for traffic. (Stop sign is needed.) Everyone is in a hurry.

Law enforcement comes around when they have finished their coffee and doughnut, which is around 10 a.m. That is way too late to check for the speeders.

These speeders need a good wake up call. Speeders in the past have knocked over mailboxes, and drove on lawns. Half the time we have to dodge traffic to get our mail. And the majority of drivers are speeding and talking on their cellphones. I guess law enforcement is not enforcing the law of no talking and texting while driving.

Patricia Dobbs

Algonquin

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