The state has determined that the speed limit should be raised between Gladstone and Rapid River. I don't have a problem with that. I drive for a living. I do, however, have a problem for the rationale behind the decision. Because most drivers are driving faster than the posted speed limit, let's raise it. So that means, since most of the drivers in Escanaba drive faster than the posted speed on Ludington Street. You know the stretch? Between Stephenson and Lincoln? So, let's raise the speed limit there, too. And, since a majority of drivers don't stop at stop signs, lets remove them. And yield signs? How many Escanaba drivers know what to do at a yield sign? Obviously, not many. All you have to do is watch the roundabout. And that was even after they gave lessons on driving around the roundabout.
Also, when you are driving on Ludington St. between 15th and 8th, you know, the angle parking area, there is no right turn lane. There have been dozens of near collisions from drivers pulling off to the right (in the parking lane) to turn right. You can't do that. Well, maybe in Escanaba you can, because nobody will stop you. It just isn't right. Some of us still obey basic traffic laws. Some of us don't. And some of you don't have a clue what I am talking about. It is really scary!
Just do like the state. Change the rules.