Route 340 speed limit is too high
TO THE EDITORS:
Each day driving to work near Intercourse, I pass many Amish children on their way to school. The speed limit on Route 340 is 55 mph.
I have seen many accidents and a few near-misses along that road. Yet I do not understand why the speed limit is as high as it is. We would never allow our children to walk on the Route 30 bypass. Is there no way to get this limit lowered to 40 or 45 mph?
The state police have had to lay off troopers in the past few years. If the speed limit is lowered and if they would enforce it, maybe they could afford to add more troopers to their ranks. Seems like a win-win to me.
I just have to wonder how many children will be sacrificed before someone decides to do something about it.
East Lampeter Township