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Tailgating: Wrong righteous driver flashes bird at law abider

A story with a moral, maybe: Does "Jesus Love You" even if you drive at top of the speed limit? Tailgating speeder with "Jesus Loves You" bumper sticker flashes the bird, righteously declaring, later, that the speed limit is 55 mph on KY 55 S. It isn't as high as 55, writer notes, anywhere between the Speedway Store, in Columbia going South until the Gaddie-Shamrock Quarry at Zion, near KY 55 S & KY 92 turnoff there. She'd like to see more law enforcement in the stretch of road. - CM

Commentary by Heidi Caron

My husband was driving north on KY 55S one day when a man in a car behind him began to tailgate him and finally passed him in front of the Roadside Park. As he passed, he gave my husband the one finger salute and sped off.

As it happened, the car was stopped at the traffic light in front of Speedway. My husband, Dave, read the car's bumper sticker out loud to the man, "Jesus Loves You".

The man said, "You know it's 55 miles per hour back there." Dave told him it is actually 35mph.

The light changed, Dave got the finger again and the man sped off.

The speed limit on 55S after the LBN is 35mph thru to past the Bypass then for 2 seconds it's 45mph and goes right back to 35 mph around the curve and all the way past the park. 35mph continues up around the next curve and turns to 40mph and then to 45mph.

At no point is the speed limit 55mph until after the Gaddie-Shamrock gravel pit.

It's not only passenger vehicles which ignore the posted speed limits but the huge dump trucks coming and going from the gravel pit.

I've seen some traveling at least 60 to 65 mph. And I'm scared!

If a child runs out in the road from the park; there's going to be a tragic accident.

Those trucks cannot stop, the higher the speed, the longer it takes to stop.

I would like to see Law Enforcement on KY 55 S setting up speed traps and safety checks.

In the 8 years I've lived here; I have never seen an officer on that road.

I know I am saying something unpopular. I am guilty of speeding myself. - Heidi Caron

This story was posted on 2014-08-02 04:39:14
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