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Slow down in the rain

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From page A7 | November 09, 2012 | 4 Comments

EDITOR:

Three times now — and twice in the past two weeks — I have come across accidents on Cold Springs Road at Mt. Shasta Lane. Two of these were single-car accidents that ended with the vehicles in the ditch on the west side of Cold Springs; the third, last Thursday, involved two cars. The common factor in all three incidents: wet roads. But please don’t think the accidents (a term I use very loosely) were caused by wet roads; no, the cause in each case was a person driving too fast for the conditions and not able to safely control their vehicle. The driver who apparently caused the most recent incident said, “I’m sorry; my brakes locked up.”

This particular part of Cold Springs Road is apparently more dangerous than others, and a friend who lives nearby told me that the County may hire an engineer to review ways to reduce the danger. That may be one answer, or a part of the answer. The real solution, though, is simple: slow down; when it rains, slow down more; when it rains for the first time, slow down even more.

I am very grateful that there were no serious injuries in any of these incidents. I am afraid, though, that one of these days I will not be able to say that. Please: slow down.

RANDY EHLE
Placerville

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  • cookie65November 09, 2012 - 6:19 am

    The American people just re-elected the single most incompetent president in American history. The residence of California just voted to have even more of their money wasted by a corrupt government and you expect them to possess the common sense to slow down on the wet roads? That is funny!!! Besides, the body shops and the tow truck drivers need the work.

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  • Give me a breakNovember 09, 2012 - 8:49 am

    ^^^^^^^^ You are one crazy right winged neo nazi republican. Seriously you get all that from letter about unsafe driving. I hope you are standing there putting up a tea party sign and get hit. That would be funny.

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  • cookie65November 10, 2012 - 3:36 am

    Give me, you are not worth the risk of carpal tunnel. Can you read?

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  • ironicNovember 10, 2012 - 9:27 pm

    Cookie, your posts are nonsense and have no credibility. Now it is getting worse because you don't know how to spell residents!!!

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