Susan B. Allan: Speeding cars to blame for sadness on Hadley road
To the editor:
I write in response to a letter regarding the responsibilities of owners for the safety of their pets.
If the gentleman had read my earlier letter, he would have noted that I was trying to bring attention to speeding cars on Rocky Hill Road in Hadley. I am well aware of the fact that I am responsible for the well-being of my animals. I have many vet bills to attest to the fact that I am a responsible pet owner. I also know and understand not everyone can stop for an animal. My point was the speed of the cars on this road.
The speed limits are 30 mph and 35 mph. Cars on this road travel well above the limits. I’ve been yelled at and flipped off as I cross the street to retrieve my daily paper and mail. This road is a shortcut from UMass to Interstate 91.
Someday, someone will be run over by a car speeding to get to I-91.
If anyone does not believe me that cars speed on this road, especially in the evening commute, please come and sit in my driveway and just see how fast drivers are going.
If I ever have the misfortune to run over an animal, I will at least move the animal out of the traffic and try to find the owner to let them know what happened to their pet.
Susan B. Allan