In response to Matt Taylor's recent letter to the editor regarding the speed limit on 10th Avenue. Having read many of Matt's previous letters to the editor, I know that he was being facetious. He may be in a hurry to get to a hockey game, but to the mall, I think not!
I, too, am frequently a pebble in the stream along that stretch of road. Even worse, I frequently need to make a left-hand turn while heading east, and cross through those racing cars heading from 395 to the mall.
My children had to cross that road to get to middle school, and I frequently watched drivers putting on makeup, talking on cellphones and speeding through a crosswalk that had a flagged guard. Yikes!
Yes, this is a main road through Kennewick, but it is also a road through many family neighborhoods. So, Matt, continue driving the speed limit; you will get to the game on time. Kennewick police, continue passing out tickets and taking a bite out of the money those speeders have to spend at the mall!
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And, Desert Hills Middle School crossing guards, thank you for continuing to cross our children safely across this busy neighborhood street!
MICHELE MAXSON, Kennewick