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Letter: A haunting memory

I am hoping that the powers that be will reconsider raising the speed limit. I live along one of those interstate exits and have lost count of how many accidents I have heard and seen over the years while here. We have had people come to our house broken, bloody and shaken by an accident or being hit by someone else.

One August night we found a beautiful young mother, thrown from her car and lying dead along the guardrail. To this day I am haunted by her young, beautiful face. I am saddened for days every time her mother writes me with updated pictures of the woman’s son, knowing she has missed him growing. I still cannot leave my window open at night – I am afraid I will hear another crunch that ends another life.

People are careless enough with their cell phones or what have you. None of us realize until it is too late that these things do not belong with our driving.

Please, please, please – if anything, lower the speed limits, not raise them.

ROBIN PREVE

Canterbury

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