To the Editor:

The speed limit is 35 mph in residential areas not 45 plus. Cars are flying off the road into the trees. Easy to fix, stop speeding. Fines for (speeding) cars are one to nine miles [over the speed limit] equals $114. For 10-14 miles over it’s $129. For 15 to 19 mph gets you a fine of $170, while driving 20 to 24 mph over equals a $230 fine. Plus the police might get you for DWI (driving while intoxicated).

Then there are the fines for CDL licenses (Commercial Drivers License) as follows: $109 for nine miles over, $172 for 14 miles over, 201 for 19 miles over. You lose one point (from your driver’s license) for every 10 mph over the speed limit.

(A person commits a Class E crime if that person operates a motor vehicle at a speed that exceeds the maximum rate of speed by 30 miles per hour or more. These carry a fine of up to $1,000, up to a year on probation, a license suspension of over 30 days, and even up to 6 months of jail time.)

Why take the chance and possibly lose your job?.

Do us all a favor and do not speed. I don’t speed in your neighborhood, please don’t speed in mine.

Residents, if you’re tired of the speeding, say something!. You never know when a vehicle might lose control and land on your lawn or even worse, your house. They are already landing in trees.

Nick Santora


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