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Time to act to make streets, crosswalks safer is now

By Billy Joe Fudge

I certainly live in a glass house and will not be throwing any stones and I'm sure none of us are self-righteous when it come to breaking traffic laws.

Also, I don't want to be mono-visioned and single-minded like many gun control enthusiasts who are so focused upon a tree that they cannot see the forest.

That being said, "we the people" must respectively petition our magistrates, our city councilors, our county judge and mayor to review and update our speed limits in the city and around our county.


This is a most important "public safety" issue. The "public" is all of us. We all get up in arms about what teacher to hire at school and hundreds of concerned citizens turned out to debate the decision, as we should.

This is a most important "public safety" issue. The "public" is all of us. We all get up in arms about school shootings and turn out in droves to light candles, pray in support of families, communities and to debate changes needed, as we should.

This is a most important "public safety" issue. The "public" is all of us. Each of us should look in the mirror and ask the person at whom we are looking:
  • Am I gonna wait until my wife, husband, momma, daddy, son, daughter or next door neighbor is killed on the Square or other Columbia city street until I do something?
  • Am I gonna wait until a speeding driver in a car or semi-tractor trailer broadsides a school bus scattering 20 or 30 of our children all over one of these dangerous intersections until we do something?
  • Am I, in good conscience, gonna be able to attend a candlelight vigil for those lost in one of these accidents, knowing that I did absolutely nothing to take reasonable measures to have prevented the catastrophe in the first place?
Let us not be offensive or obnoxious but let us be concerned enough to be proactive about "public safety" issues in our community. -Billy Joe Fudge

Comments re article 57117 Writer Hard to enforce laws they break themselves


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