Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Opinion

October 6, 2012

Cheers & Jeers: Oct. 6, 2012

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“He continued to say, ‘ ... after this past weekend, I have gained a newfound respect for the Kokomo community. Although I am not from this area, I feel like I’m at home here.’

“I publically would like to thank many individuals who helped me as ride captain for this mission of the Indiana Patriot Guard. I will not mention anyone individually because I do not want to leave anybody out — you  know who you are. It has been our honor as INPG to have been invited, by the family, to bestow honor, respect and gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice Sgt. Bradley Wayne Atwell has given to this great country.”

 

Problems with speed limits

Steven Lee, of Kokomo, sends this Jeer about speed limits:

“The traffic signals are all wrong on Center Road east. You may think I am kidding, but I am not. The signal at Izaak Walton Road changes to 55 mph and the next mile is 30 mph. A lot of drivers drive 45 to 50 in this city. We have a lot of kids here, too. I would suggest since it is 45 from the bypass on to Izaak Road, then change the signs to 45 all the way to Center and after Center to 45 again. We will not see very much more crashes at Ind. 19 anymore.

“If the county commissioners think I am kidding, drive out here and park, and find out how many people that don’t live in here drive. I saw a truck pull out of the school grounds and speed up in front of me. I was doing 30 mph at the time. He was doing about 40 or more. I hope the county commissioners can refigure the speed limit. After all, going 55 then wanting to turn on the new bypass will cause crashes. It should be changed to 35 at Izaak Walton Road, then after the bypass, change to 45.”

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