Speeding on Lampeter Rd. takes a toll
To the Editors:
I would like to address the person that struck and killed my family's cat on April 4 at about 7:30 p.m.
I live in the 1500 block of Lampeter Road and I witnessed an individual in a dark colored, four-door sedan of foreign make strike our cat, Smokey, at speeds well in excess of the posted 35 miles per hour speed limit (he was struck less than 15 feet from a speed limit sign).
This cold and heartless individual never stopped. They just continued driving as if nothing happened. He bounced off the hood and upper grill so they should have seen him. I heard the thud from 70 feet away. I held Smokey and he died in my arms. He was a part of our family for almost 10 years.
I do not know why people think speeding on this road is acceptable. We have a lot of children who live on this stretch of road.
There are two housing developments nearby and pedestrians, including small children and pedestrians on their way to the nearby Lampeter-Strasburg school campus, often cross Lampeter Road between them. There is no reason to speed, especially in a residential area.
I almost get struck on a daily basis while pulling out of my driveway. I also get tailgated frequently. The acceptable speed on this road is no more than 40 miles per hour.
I wish more could be done by law enforcement to enforce the speed limits but I realize that they have budget constraints to deal with.
But if we could all think about this and slow down, we could make all of our roads a much safer place.
West Lampeter Township