There’s no way to rationalize speeding and bad driving; more enforcement needed in Breckenridge |

There’s no way to rationalize speeding and bad driving; more enforcement needed in Breckenridge

This is in response to Susan Ferguson Roberts’ March 27 letter about driving in Breckenridge.

I really hope that no one thinks the

rationalizations of needing to go to work, pick

up kids or being frustrated with other drivers at City Market make you any less responsible for how you drive.

A lot of people who work and live in this town can get it together enough so they don’t have to speed or drive recklessly to get where they are going on time.

If you don’t have the patience to deal with the time it takes to get around town, maybe you should reassess where you live and why it takes longer to get around town.

I, like Cindy Harris-Krane, live in town, and contrary to your assumption, it doesn’t take any more time than going about one’s business to see some more traffic enforcement is needed.

I see people drive right through stop signs on a very regular basis – in front of Breckenridge

Elementary School, no less.

There is absolutely no need for someone to run through three gears in one block just to roll though a stop sign at the next corner. Drivers also seem too busy to stop for people in the crosswalks.

Maybe, if you slowed down, Susan, you’d

recognize there is a problem. But I guess you are apathetic to the situation due to your apparent lack of concern for the auto “big air” competition in front of your house. 

The general “whatever” attitude is a pathetic excuse to let this town feel more and more like some lame suburb of Denver.

I love this town and want it to keep some of the mountain town characteristics that originally attracted me here.

Right now, I am volunteering my time and writing this letter hopefully to make this a better place to live.

Maybe if we all slowed down a little bit and gave more respect to each other as individuals, tourists, motorists, pedestrians or cyclists – we’d all be better off.

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