Letter: Interstate 380 needs better signage

Lynn Hjelmen

Recently, there was a letter in The Gazette with a recommendation on how to use the money collected by the Cedar Rapids traffic cameras located on the Interstate 380 “S” curve (“Dedicate ticket revenue to Cedar Lake,” May 8).

My suggestion is that the city use that money to install flash warning signs on that stretch of roadway. Obviously, the signage is inadequate since so many, myself included, have received a speeding ticket on this stretch of road. According to the data collected, most tickets have been given to out-of-town drivers, unfamiliar with this road.

I consider myself a safe driver, no previous speeding tickets. As a matter of fact, I have never even been stopped in my 46 years driving. Someone will be hurt or killed on this road and Cedar Rapids will be sued because they know this road is dangerous and the warning signs are inadequate. The proof is in the astronomical number of speeding tickets given to unfamiliar drivers and it is all documented on the traffic cameras. Take the money from the tickets and put up flash warning signs.

Lynn Hjelmen

Woodbury, Minn.

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