A recent letter writer (TNT, 2-5) rightly complained about the lack of enforcement of speed laws on state Route 16, and the likely consequences that may ensue. I share her concerns and frustration.
In the past year, especially, I have consistently observed traffic law violations every time I drive. These include: speeding, reckless driving, failure to yield the right-of-way, failure to signal, running red lights/stop signs, passing in a no-passing zone, ad nauseam.
Yesterday, on my way to a friend’s house here in Lakewood (a distance of 3.3 miles), I had a vehicle pass me at high speed (I estimate 40 mph) on Interlaaken Drive at the west end of the Steilacoom Lake bridge. All of Interlaaken is a no-pass zone, and the speed limit is 25 mph! I also saw many more infractions from the list above. All of that in about 10 minutes!
That’s enough! I am sick and tired of dealing with scofflaws. It is well past the time for our law enforcement agencies to crack down hard on this lawlessness. Besides saving life and limb of our citizens, each jurisdiction might even lower some of their fiscal debt.