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To the residents and visitors of Highview Estates: do you want to be the one to kill someone else’s child? That is certainly a question that some of you, young and old, need to ask yourself.
As a long time resident in Highview Estates, I have sat on my front porch and watched many of you drive in and out of this subdivision speeding. Not just speeding, but not paying attention to what you are doing at all.
Blowing through stop signs, jamming your stereo, by far exceeding the speed limit. Do you even realize that there are many children that play in this neighborhood that you are putting at risk?
I myself have two.
I have hoped since the day my children were born that I would never suffer the loss of a child. I sure don’t want to at the hand of an irresponsible driver.
My children, as well as every other child, have the right to play on these sidewalks and in their own yard without us parents sitting and fearing for their safety. As a homeowner and a taxpayer, no one has the right to take that piece of mind away from my husband and me.
I know that a lot of people are in a hurry. Rushing to work and running late for an appointment would not seem so important if you were prosecuted and behind bars living with the guilt and regret of injuring or killing an innocent child.
I guarantee that would be an image that neither their parents nor you would ever get over. Think about what you are doing when you drive through like a bat out of you know where.
Just take a moment to stop and reflect every time you get behind the wheel of your automobile that the decisions you make can put yourself and others at risk.
I would like to thank the Taylorsville Police Department for their immediate reaction to my complaint. I sent Toby Lewis an email and within 10 minutes there was an officer at my door.
Thank you, and I do hope all of you take this into deep consideration.