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Harmar needs better enforcement

| Sunday, March 9, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Re. the article, “Stop Sign Wanted” (March 5) about the accident on Guys Run Road in Harmar Township: Why do the taxpayers have to foot the bill for a traffic study and possible installation of a stop sign when the problem can solved with resources already in place.

If the speeding on Guys Run is such a problem, then why are Harmar police not patrolling the area and writing speeding tickets? If, as Chief Jason Domaratz said, “the motorists are notorious for coming out of the bend above the 30 mph limit,” why aren't they being stopped?

And it appears this particular accident wasn't caused only by speed, but by an intoxicated driver — who ultimately ran off after begging for no one to call the cops. Maybe we should stop the drunken drivers first.

I drive through Harmar on a semi-regular basis and often see people violating traffic laws — running the stop sign on Guys Run at the tunnel, blocking the intersection of Route 910 and Route 28 when the traffic light changes and speeding on Pearl Avenue to name a few. Maybe the Harmar police need to focus to these types of violations.

And the woman quoted in the story said she feared her car would be hit by a speeding drivers. Then why did she park her car there? I would have parked my car in a safer spot.

Barbara Haybarger

West Deer

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