Excessive speed on Highway 280 must be checked

Dear Editor, Several times a year I spend time at my daughter’s in the Raintree area and know the speed limit on U.S. 280 from the River Bridge past Dean Road is 65 mph with many traveling 75 mph until a block before Alabama 63, where there is a 55 mph sign. And many times […]

Dear Editor,

Several times a year I spend time at my daughter’s in the Raintree area and know the speed limit on U.S. 280 from the River Bridge past Dean Road is 65 mph with many traveling 75 mph until a block before Alabama 63, where there is a 55 mph sign.

And many times when I am traveling at 55, cars are passing me passing the 55 mph sign. Since this is in city limits, why is this high speed allowed?

I agree the 280/63 intersection is correct but in the city limits at 55 mph or more, which most are traveling, it is not feasible not to expect deadly accidents. If a driver’s attention is not 100 percent ahead, what else can you expect approaching a stop when traveling at 65 or 70 mph a block away?

Howa W. McDonald

Des Moines, Iowa