I appreciate Barry Paschal’s comments June 27 about the prevalence of speeding on Columbia County roads.
After a near miss with a motorcycle recently at the top of the hill on Columbia Road at Old Belair Road, I would like to remind folks that visibility at that corner is limited from several directions. Without the elevation provided in pickups, vans and SUVs, there is significant risk of collision for small cars and motorcycles. Yes, the posted speed limit is 55 mph (often exceeded), but everyone is safer at less than that speed.
The absence of stop signs on Columbia Road between Lewiston Road/Hereford Farm Road and South Belair Road encourages the racetrack mentality of some drivers and endangers the lives of many. A four-way stop or a blinking red light at the misaligned intersection would make the area safer and slow the speeders as they approach the more densely populated areas.