Archive for Thursday, April 6, 2006

Signs not enough

April 6, 2006

The suggestion of a Leavenworth County commissioner that "signage" was a way to make Leavenworth County Road 1 safe is ludicrous.

Warning signs are Band-aids -- not improvements. We have "driveway ahead" as you approach our home from the north and at one time there were "deer crossing" signs. These signs make no difference to drivers. They do not slow drivers down or make them more cautious.

The deer crossing signs disappeared after about 60 days and have never been replaced.

In the last five years, there have been 69 accidents on County Road 1 and more than 30 involved deer. I would not want my child or grandchild driving on County Road 1 or getting on a school bus with the safety precautions the commissioners are proposing.

No sign is going to be sufficient to stop an accident. You are dreaming or it is wishful thinking. Get real!

The only way to make it safe for all involved is to make improvements all the way from U.S. Highway 24/40 to Eudora. Do this improvement in both directions of the "exchange" or don't do it at all.

Save lives, think about the safety of all the families living in Leavenworth County -- not the people who might or might not move to this area.

Debbie Skeet

Tonganoxie

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