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Letter to the editor

Stop light trouble

October 20, 2010 - Dear Editor,

I am a teacher at Pine Knob Elementary on Sashabaw Road, and mother to three small children who go to Li'l People's Place daycare. I travel on Sashabaw many times a day. I have a concern about the stoplight in front of PKE.

I'm concerned someone will be seriously injured or killed the next time someone runs through a red light.

This stoplight has been on Sashabaw for quite some time now. However, since the beginning of this school year, there are have been many accidents and "almost accidents."

These incidents have occurred many times throughout school hours, as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late at 6:30 p.m. The sheriff's department has been supportive. They can have an officer sitting in an inconspicuous place all hours, but they can't just sit there for 12 hours to watch for people runing a red light.

A solution I offered was to keep this stoplight functioning throughout the year, including weekends, evenings, and summer.

I'm not sure how else to solve this problem, but I hope someone figures it out before there is a tragedy that needed to be prevented.

Linda M. VandeVoort

Learning Resource Center

Pine Knob Elementary

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