Two letters on Palm Coast's speed study on residential roads

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Average speed on residential roads is not the problem

Dear Editor:

What a useless article. It says that it would cost $1.6 million to lower the speed limit but doesn't  say what it is that costs that much. Then it says that one speed bump would cost $7,500 but doesn't say how many will be installed. After reading the article the reader knows nothing about the plan. Also it says that, on average, people drive within 10 mph of the 30 mph range. The problem is the people who drive way over the 30 mph limit, not the average of all drivers together. At the end of the article, council member Nick Klufas makes a comment linking lower speed limits to increased pollution. This is totally ridiculous! If the Observer wants to be taken seriously as a real newspaper, it needs to ask questions when government leaders make statements, not just print the jibberish that is spewed out.

John Orlando

Palm Coast

Editor's note: The referred article, "City considering speed bumps on some residential streets," published June 13, covered a City Council discussion reviewing data from a speed study conducted on residential streets. Per the article and study, $1.6 million would be the cost to replace speed limit signs on all residential streets in Palm Coast. The article states, "If the city decided to change the speed limits on residential roads, it would be required to change it on all residential roads." The cost of the speed bump was asked as part of a discussion on alternative, less costly solutions. No decisions regarding changing the speed limits or installing speed bumps were made.

Speed bumps would benefit Karas Trail

Dear Editor:

I was delighted to read the article in the June 13th Observer regarding the study of speed bumps for area residential streets. I live on Karas Trail and some days I feel like I live on the Daytona Speedway! Karas Trail has become a "cut-through" from Belle Terre to U.S. 1. Construction trucks, motorcycles and vehicles greatly exceed the 30 mph speed limit. I have addressed this problem with the Sheriff's dept., but obviously an officer can't patrol this street 24/7! I think speed bumps would deter some of the traffic and provide a safer and quieter neighborhood.

Iris Gill

Palm Coast


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