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An obsession with speed

By scarney
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 at 8:58 am in Moraga, Roads.

It seems that Moraga’s alleged obsession with speed has turned into an obsession with stopping it. When the first few new stop signs popped up a few years ago, it appeared to be a step toward making the town safer for drivers and pedestrians.

As the last few years have passed, stop signs and speed bumps have become commonplace on Moraga’s roads. Camino Pablo has been a road, an obstacle course for cars and everything in between.

The Moraga Police Department does its fair share of stopping speed as well by handing out tickets to speeders all over town. There is no doubt they would win a game of hide-and-seek with the way they are able to hide their cars from oncoming vehicles. Just take a look in the trees off of St. Mary’s Road or the bushes off of Rheem Boulevard next time you drive by.

So, what is worse: the number of drivers who speed in Moraga or the town’s obsession with slowing everyone down?

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One Response to “An obsession with speed”

  1. Tara Wallace Says:

    What is worse? The people who whip past our homes at 50, 60, 95 and 100mph. Walking out of your home and finding the still smoldering wreckage of what used to be a car… listening to someone pinned under the undercarriage of the car they’ve just run into. That’s what’s worse, Shane. You talk of “obstacle courses,” I see them as “speedways.” Perhaps its perception… and perhaps when you see what we’ve seen you’ll change your mind.

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