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Calling out the speeders

Dear Editor:

“You’re kidding me!” I said to myself as the Aspen Digger truck passed me like I was standing still. In what kind of hurry can you be in, 568-HVJ? It just ticks me off that you have no concern about other people on Highway 82! But then, neither did the Aspen city vehicle license No. 290-A78 or W1M-311, 789-LNC, MTN II, motorcycle with temp plate 316509E … You were going what, 90 mph? I collected these numbers as I was driving down to Carbondale last week. No CSP or Pitkin County sheriff was to be found.

But, oh yeah, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office thinks that it is much more important to stop single drivers in the HOV lane than to stop aggressive drivers. What shining star thought of that idea? I think the HOV lane is what is causing the traffic problems to begin with. I declare Oct. 31 as Civil Disobedience Day. Drivers can drive in any lane they want. I’m tried of waiting in the line. I’m tired of being treated like a criminal because I am a solo driver.

Perhaps if RFTA buses would drive the speed limit, I might take the bus more often. But until then I will drive. I will obey the posted speed limit, and I will drive!

Kim Vieira

Aspen