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Slow it down

A recent letter regarding the enforcement of local speed limits failed to weigh the time the writer would save by speeding within the pint-sized city boundary of Aspen against the risk to children and pedestrians, especially in the Maroon Creek Road school zone she references as an area where she “feel[s] harassed, not protected” by police.

Traveling 35 in a 30-mph zone will save 52 seconds over a three-mile section of road. Traveling 30 in a 25-mph zone will save 72 seconds over a three-mile section of road.

Does it make sense for the letter writer to disparage our police department, when the writer could instead depart 52 to 72 seconds earlier and arrive on time while obeying the speed limit?

Bert Myrin


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