I live on Cherokee and I watch people drive way too fast here EVERY DAY!
The speed limit is 35 and posted all over. In the last few months we have seen several accidents from a person hitting a telephone pole so hard that she knocked it out of the ground to less serious accidents that did not involve an ambulance. I can only hope that these folks are all ok, but this is not a race track. There are children walking to school, people jogging or walking, people pulling out of their driveways on blind corners, and MANY MANY deer. I wonder sometimes what it takes for people to understand the repercussions of their actions. Death? I hope the people that were in this accident are not seriously injured. I hope they are with their families tonight. Please keep your eyes on the road and slow down.
I feel you zeeboo, being a resident of a busy neighborhood road myself.I am tired of hauling dead, mutilated deer out of my yard...my street is 25mph...and 25mph wouldn't tear a deer apart as I have seen on this road. Very sad. Today, some crazy woman honked at me because I wasn't speeding across the Rawhide Rd bridge to catch the green light at 108! ( I was going the speed limit.)I just don't understand what the careless rush is with these people! I work on the roads ...it is very scary out there...as far as Cherokee Rd is concerned, I wish they could only open it to residents and not to crazy gamblers using it as a so called short cut to get to the Casino.
Cherokee is busy & dangerous in the winter when it gets icy. And now Maynord's want to build & expand!!
I can only comment on my experience and that is that every person that has crashed near our home since we have lived here has been a local and not necessarily a casino gambler. Every person claims to have been doing 35 but as a witness to many of these crashes, I can tell you that it is untrue. All day long people race through the area. It is really only a matter of time before someone is killed.
Yes Cherokee is very icy in the winter and areas where the runoff goes across the road are always iced over when it is below freezing.
My advice is to leave early(hey, or even on time!)and take your time. Value yourself and those in the car more than you value breaking the law.
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