October 7, 2009 10:04:00 AM
At first I was upset at all the potholes on Military Road, then I saw how it was making the cars slow down to the speed limit. They are doing it to keep from tearing their cars up. And besides, look at all the money the city is saving on speed bumps. Thanks to the city constantly digging another hole and halfway filling it up, the traffic is now down to the speed limit of 30 mph. Even the cops have quit running radar on it. Look at the money they are saving there, too. I am quite sure I am not the only one who is glad the cops aren''t lurking around anymore. It is also humorous to see the school buses hit them doing about 40, and see those kids in the back start bouncing around like gumballs in a gumball machine. Remember they are exempt from the seat belt law, because they can''t afford them. It is interesting to see the government impose laws on the citizens they can''t keep themselves. Unless this economy turns around, we will probably see more of these Mother Nature-made speed deterrents.
So if you have a State Drivers Manual, it will do well to study a history book to see what they are talking about. Especially when it comes to road striping.
Ross Ford, Columbus
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