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Dear Editor:

I live in Merryall and the speeding has to stop. Just because you see open road does not entitle you to go faster than the posted speed limit, which is 45 to 55 mph. Right before the Camptown sign headed west to Wyalusing—55 mph for only 0.05 miles is just dumb. There is no need to place our residents and all of our children in harm’s way. I was almost hit. My daughter was almost hit. Other residents were almost hit. Place some distance between you and the driver in front of you. I was rear-ended by a speeder and I sustained serious injuries. All because I was doing the speed limit and the other driver wanted to speed.

I have watched too many times, drivers racing down the road, in both lanes because one felt the other was driving too slow. The passing lane in Merryall should have never been placed there just for that reason. Someone is going to get seriously hurt or killed. I have watched near head-on collisions. It is just a matter of time now.

And to anyone who is also concerned about this ongoing problem, please send a letter of concern to the Towanda State Police Department and give them permission to use your driveway to catch these speeders, so that these drivers can be ticketed for breaking the law and to learn a valuable lesson—not to take advantage of the lack of police presence. And you could also be saving someone’s life by sending in your letter and help George Galka feel more at ease knowing that he is not alone.

Yours very truly,

Rita Horner

Camptown

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