2002-05-11 / Letters

This Is Not Nascar!

This Is Not Nascar!

Dear Editor;

I could not agree more with Dr. T. Kelly who has brought very necessary attention to the speeding problem in Belle Harbor. I am a mother of two young boys who constantly worries about them playing outside. I am always out there with them, and still, I worry.

There is a complete and utter disregard for human life with the way that
people are driving in our community. I have been beeped at for letting people cross at the corner; I have been tailgated and then passed driving the speed limit on Cronston Avenue.  I have seen this on more than one occasion, cars passing other cars on Cronston. When did Cronston become a two-lane street?

I hope that our residents know and care that they are giving signals to other people who do not live around here that it is OK with us that they drive unreasonably fast on our residential streets. Hey, if we don't care why should they? I have seen commercial trucks going ridiculously fast down Cronston Avenue and I am truly scared for my children's and other's lives.

I have thought of the exact thing that Dr. Kelly mentioned. Haven't we been through enough mourning, grief and despair as a community? What will it take for people to drive carefully and to not harass other people for being conscientious and considerate of pedestrians, children playing and other drivers? Will it take attending a child's funeral?

Someone in our community is bound to be mowed down by a reckless driver. It HAS to happen from what I have seen!

Some people are not exercising any self-control as far as their driving. We need speed bumps, speed zones or something because no one is threatened even slightly by speeding here in Belle Harbor. No one is policing our streets for speeding and reckless driving! WE NEED A SOLUTION!

RACHEL EDWARDS


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