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Slow down, Steves and Stephanies

Dear Editor:

Is it ignorance or arrogance that leads people to drive their cars so dangerously? I believe that it is arrogance. Take Steve. He is a resident in the subdivision where I live. Since it is a metro district, it is considered private property and is sheltered from law enforcement when it comes to infractions such as speeding.

Whether Steve is driving his car or riding his motorcycle, Steve drives much too fast in our little subdivision with seemingly no concern for others. On Tuesday night, Steve came past my house driving way past the 15 mph speed limit on our narrow snowpacked road. I gave him a sign to slow down, and he sped up. I call that arrogance.

There are way too many “Steves” (and Stephanies) in this valley. While the rest of us are driving cautiously on our snowy roads, you folks whiz by as if you are the only one important in the world. This is arrogance. If you have children in the car, this is criminal.

So come on Steve, get off your pedestal and consider others on the road. Your behavior is going to hurt someone.

Kim Vieira

Aspen


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