I've never seen so many side-mirrors on cars get broken off by passing cars... If you live or drive on 32nd Street (especially between Redwood and Thorn), this may not be news to you. Now, I don't profess to be able to calculate the speed at which a car is traveling by ear, but I know acceleration beyond the speed limit when I hear it, and I hear it all day and night long.

I estimate that about 60 to 75 percent of the motorists that travel this short and narrow road reach speeds of 45 to 50 mph. Aside from car owners (who park on the curbs because of the side-mirror-damage problem), people walk their dogs, cats cross the road, and children play near this residential road.

I’m talking about one short block with a stop sign at both ends. If respect for the lives of other people or animals isn't penetrating the consciousness of those who might feel like Mario Andretti, they should think about the fuel that could be better wasted on a freeway.

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jmtrudeau Jan. 28, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m.

I've seen plenty of cyclists crash into side mirrors, especially in Southpark.


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