One of my biggest pet peeves (odd phrase, that) is watching people zip by me as I dutifully obey the posted speed limit. But then I stop to think that maybe, just maybe, these rushing people just don’t know what the speed limit is, somehow having missed the posted signs. So in the spirit of public service, let me make an announcement:
SPEED LIMIT ON 10th AVENUE SOUTH BRIDGE IS 45 MPH!
Contrary to what too many people seem to believe, it is not a “free for all” zone where you can slam on the gas and zip across at speeds approaching 60 mph. It seems to be especially bad for people who are driving west, towards the Marketplace. Once they pass the intersection at 2nd Street and hit the bridge, it’s as if they’ve been possessed by some sort of literal speed demon.
Come on, people – take your time. You’re not going to get to Barnes & Noble that much faster by speeding – especially if you’re caught and spend ten minutes visiting with a law-enforcement officer.