Tuesday, July 22, 2014
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Neighborhood speeders don’t get it

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From page A8 | April 20, 2014 |

After getting the city involved in sending the message to a few local people who have no respect for the residents and children who live in the area and continue to treat Minnesota Street like a drag strip, it was good to see the city install speed detection strips to have it on record how some people thumb their noses at the cities speed limits.

Most people would have slowed down but these idiots increased their frequency and speed over the detection strips, proving to the city that speed bumps or stop signs are the only means by which residents can feel at ease about their children playing and public safety concerns.

I would like to suggest that the city police fit themselves out with an unmarked car with a speed camera that can be parked on the side of the road and captured as the culprit drives past. Get these few thoughtless individuals to pay for the work needed in speeding fines to send them the message to slow down in residential areas.

Garry Hughes

Fairfield

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  • CD BrooksApril 20, 2014 - 6:03 am

    Mr. Hughes, good luck with that. You are not alone, every neighborhood and school zone is victimized by this behavior 24/7. Fines should be doubled and arrests should be made for some of these outrageous practices. Enforcement is a myth and until it becomes reality, expect more of the same and worse.

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  • BobApril 20, 2014 - 7:13 am

    Suisun could care less about certain traffic law violations, running red lights at sunset, most stop signs on pintail, speeding on most residential streets Why can't the red light running on Hwy 12 at sunset be stopped?

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  • Rich GiddensApril 20, 2014 - 9:13 am

    Highway 12 at Sunset-----the light turns red and the cars keep coming. Is California now so upside down and inverse that red now means ''go'' and green means ''stop''?

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  • The MisterApril 20, 2014 - 8:59 am

    The City needs to put in more potholes... that'll slow people down.

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  • JagApril 20, 2014 - 1:43 pm

    the city is already short of officers and you want them to sit on the side of the road ware a car comes by every 10 minutes and issue a traffic ticket if they are speeding? Good Luck with that

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  • CD BrooksApril 20, 2014 - 2:57 pm

    Jag, The Mister once complained about "taxation by citation." I love that and want to put it to the test. If there is one officer on duty, they should be writing traffic citations and making arrests. Driving 40-45+ MPH in a residential area should end in a $1000 fine and arrest. That is just the start. 10 Officers should equal a collective minimum of 100 citations per day and that is nothing over a twelve hour shift. They won't have to wait ten minutes, there will be plenty of offenders the instant they finish writing the last. Don't like this? Then you are part of the problem. Better hope I never become Mayor.

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  • JagApril 20, 2014 - 8:19 pm

    Yes CD my comment was the atrial said Minnesota and I am not mistaken that is right across from the mall back in the flat top housing, I would be surprised if that area has the traffic of a north Texas street but also I am not against the car or camera I was just saying good luck getting it done

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  • JBApril 20, 2014 - 2:39 pm

    Maybe Pam could solve this problem. Oh no another murder in Fairfield how many is that Pam?

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