Re Barry Paschal’s June 27 column, “Put an end to excess speed”:
I try not to speed, and usually do not, but I find myself hurrying at times. I spend four to five hours per day, five days per week, almost every week, driving on Columbia County roads. I work for a Columbia County home builder. I travel from Grovetown to subdivisions near Washington Road and William Few Parkway, to Evans, north to the river, to Bobby Jones Expressway.
I see what you see every day on every road, especially the main ones: William Few Parkway, Washington Road, Belair Road, Columbia Road. No one travels at 45 mph on any of them. I am concerned for my safety with all the driving I do. Last year I went on the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Web site and sent an email expressing my concerns about speeding after I was passed by five cars weaving in and out of traffic on southbound Belair Road between Cox Road and Columbia Road. All five cars were traveling at 60-plus mph. This all occurred at 5:15 p.m. in the midst of heavy traffic.
Not only do people exceed the 45 mph limit on these roads, but they also exceed the 25 mph limit in the school zone on Belair Road every day. When there is not a deputy patrolling the school zone, it’s worse.