I am writing with concerns about cars speeding on my road. The speed limit is 40 mph; however, speeding is rampant.
Four years ago, there was a fatality related to speeding directly in front of my home. Just today, a car passed the school bus that had slowed down with its yellow lights flashing. I could see the driver of the car talking on her cellphone as she sped by.
I have a 7-year-old child and I am concerned for his safety as he waits for the bus. He must cross the street to get on the bus.
I have spoken with my town manager twice. He told me he would speak to the police and the selectmen. I have spoken with the Androscoggin Sheriff’s Department and the state police. They told me they did not have the manpower to patrol my street; they did say they would see what they could do.
My road, although not a main road, is a common short cut to Turner. While I realize that the police may not have manpower enough to be a constant presence, I feel that something more needs to be done to curb the speeding before another tragedy occurs.
Kathy Burnham, Greene