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Letter: A plea to slow down on Edgerton Street

To the Editor:

My family has lived in the same house on Edgerton Street for 40 years. As a child, we were allowed to walk down the street, cross the street, and ride our bicycles. That has changed drastically!

Every day on my early morning walk to work, I literally have to jump onto my neighbors lawns and driveways to avoid being hit by the cars flying down the street. Not to forget the school buses that, like the cars, are driving at high rates of speed. I’ve found myself up on the lawns of yards! The school buses also do not obey the traffic light at the end of Edgerton and race to beat the red light. It is pathetic. They also roll through stop-signs.

Besides the school buses, the cars that fly down Edgerton Street has been a problem for years.

Since the beginning of the school year I have, in horror, seen my son narrowly miss getting hit my a car that was NOT paying attention to the bar, stop-sign, and flashing lights of his bus. I now have to sit outside every morning with my 16-year-old son just to make sure that these drivers pay attention and stop. It only takes one driver to be texting, or putting on make-up, or changing radio stations to miss the tell-tale signs and crash into my son.

This isn’t the first letter I’ve written to the paper. I don’t know what more I can do except stand outside and scream at every vehicle that flies down my street.

All I am asking, actually begging, is that people give themselves an extra few minutes to get to the train, or drop their kids off at school, etc. Those extra minutes can save the lives of the children who are outside waiting to go to school. If you’re running late for something — it’ll wait! Please!

Debbie Orawsky-Gentle

Edgerton Street

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  • John

    Good Letter

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