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The need for speed

Posted: October 15, 2008 3:51 p.m.
Updated: December 17, 2008 5:00 a.m.

The real problem with putting any school in Hasley Canyon is not just the added traffic, but the excess speed of drivers in a hurry.

Hasley is zoned agricultural. It is rural and a horse community.

That means livestock and wild animals. At any time of day or night you will encounter squirrels and coyotes crossing the road - a road that is only two lanes, very winding and very dangerous.

There have been numerous fatalities: cars hitting trees, cars hitting other cars head-on, cars going out of control and through fences, even killing a horse.

As in any community, there will always be service vehicles coming and going, in a hurry to get to your home, in a hurry to get to their next call.

There will always be neighbors in a hurry to get to work, the doctor, nail appointment, picking up or dropping off kids.

That is what should be the concern: the hurry that drivers will be in. It stands to reason that the faster you drive, the harder your impact, and the more likely you are to be killed, or kill me or your own child.

Hasley is not the place to put a private school, or any school, for all the above reasons.

It's not because I'm against education, but because I value life. I value kids. I want them to grow up and have a life.

There have been too many young lives cut short already. Slow down and live, please!


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