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It’s their job

I would like to respond to Rebecca Driscoll’s letter to the editor regarding the Aspen Police Department’s enforcement of speed limits.

The Aspen City Council is serious about enforcing the speed limit on Main Street. Pedestrian safety and citizens’ general safety has highest priority. Frequently the speed monitor is in place and serves to slow drivers. However, there are those drivers who continue to exceed the limit, sometimes significantly. Once a car is stopped, none of us driving by knows how fast that car was going.

Enforcement of the speed limit on Maroon Creek Road has been a repeated request by residents of the Maroon Creek, Five Trees and Highlands neighborhoods. In addition, there is a school zone where safety cannot be compromised. There have been requests to lower the limit even further. The police department has advised against this because a lower limit would be unnatural for drivers.

Ms. Driscoll unfairly berates our police officers. They are doing their job responding to City Council’s and numerous citizen requests for a safer Main Street and Maroon Creek Road.

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Helen Kalin Klanderud

Aspen mayor


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