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Letter to the Editor: Speeding in North Baldwin

Resident Cindy Morell writes.

The Baldwin-Whitehall Patch received the following email on Feb. 1 from Baldwin Borough resident Cindy Morell, who has taken issue with what she seems deems to be excessive driving speed in some north Baldwin areas.

Other than addressing some minor grammatical issues, the wording seen below was written as is.

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I wanted to remind anyone who goes over to W.R. Paynter Elementary School that there is a school zone on Pleasantvue Drive where it is 15 mph and that the parking lot of the school has 15-mph signs posted.

Also, as a reminder, the speed limit on Joseph Street in Baldwin is 25 mph.

Cindy Morell (cimorn@aol.com)

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jjoyce February 05, 2013 at 12:45 PM
i live in the vicinity of Paynter Elementary and yes individual constantly speed in the neighborhood. Not only do folks speed, but i guess in their minds it's OK to roll through the stop signs as well. I think it is a shame how people ignore road signs. j.joyce
20 Year Resident of Baldwin/Whitehall February 05, 2013 at 01:07 PM
You should try living close to the high school. The students drive too fast and often wrecklessly in our area yet Whitehall police are never around. Park on the street in front of your house overnight, though, and they are all over you!
Tyrion Lannister February 05, 2013 at 01:39 PM
I think we can all gripe about speeding on roads around Baldwin/Whitehall, it's just how the neighborhoods are set up. Add in this selfish 21st-century culture of "Well, I need to get someplace, so it's up to everyone else to stay outta my way!" and it's no wonder more fender-benders don't happen on the tiny, winding streets of our various neighborhoods. I say post some more speed limit signs, because at least then the selfish idiots can't claim they didn't know how fast they should have been going.
Kathleen February 05, 2013 at 01:39 PM
I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who sees this. I told Chief Scott if he wanted to make a lot of money for the Borough he should post cruisers at Wildwood and Ruthwood, Wildwood and Roland, and every other stop sign in that area. There are "blind" bends on both Ruthwood and Wildwood where you literallyl have to jump into yards to avoid being hit by speeding cars. I know this all too well. I am out every night walking my dogs and dodge cars every time. It's getting to be a serious, dangerous problem.
Leslie Fronczak February 05, 2013 at 02:02 PM
i live on plesantvue and walk my young child to paynter everyday. there are 2 cars in particular that speed up the street during school hours. terrible nothing has been done yet.
cc February 05, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Baldwin Township has it right, other than on McNeilly Road (Posted 25 MPH), all other streets are 15 MPH and they are the only ones that actually do bust people for speeding though the neighborhood. People are to much in a rush to get places. Slow down and obey the posted speed limit. Leave 10 minutes earlier so your there on time.
A.J. February 05, 2013 at 05:44 PM
Screw it I'm buying a helicopter!
LongtimeBaldwinResident February 05, 2013 at 06:26 PM
Couldn't agree more. Holdsworth Dr traffic is ridiculous. The speeding and rolling through stop signs there is creating a very unsafe environment for children and pedestrians. I would LOVE to see the speed limit reduced to 15 on boro streets.
B-W Proud February 05, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Speeding is not right, but I am sure everyone has done it before! It seems the ones who hardly ever do it (for whatever reason) are the ones getting caught. I live on Churchview by the cemetary and people definitely go more than 25 mph. There have been several times that I have had close calls coming out of my driveway (visibility is low,) and I am constantly seeing the same offenders doing it over & over. Have you ever driven over 25 mph after you reach Michaels Restaurant on Churchview Avenue?
Ken February 05, 2013 at 06:49 PM
Why not give the police there lic #
NE12Ukid February 05, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Good suggestion, Ken. A few neighbors did that with one who was speeding on our streets, and the BP kindly stopped at her house and gave her a warning about the complaints, and she has slowed down since then.
NE12Ukid February 05, 2013 at 09:41 PM
Sometimes I feel like I am the only one who does 25 on that stretch, even the Borough trucks are going faster than the speed limit there.
sammy February 06, 2013 at 01:23 AM
BBP should sit at the corner of Meadowdell and Steiner, they would make more than enough money on tickets at the stop signs to pay for the street lights to be returned!
Sally February 15, 2013 at 01:18 PM
I agree with having a BBP at the corner of Meadowdell and Steiner. I have lived here for 49 years and the only time I see a patrol car sitting down their is around election time. Go figure.

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