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Slow down on Donax, please

June 2, 2011
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

To the editor,

I am always surprised that the Island Reporter "Police Beat" column has virtually no reports of tickets issued for speeding on Donax Street, a heavily populated residential street.

For the nine years I've owned a Donax Street home, speeding has been a persistent problem. Motorcycles, cars, service vehicles and trucks making deliveries to the Gulf Drive resorts all violate the 30 MPH limit at all hours, apparently with impunity. Have the police given up on this problem of safety and traffic noise pollution? Temporary measures such as occasional posting of patrol cars or electronic signs work for a few hours but have no lasting impact.

The situation is worsened by signs posted at either end of Donax Street directing traffic to use Donax back and forth from Periwinkle Way to Gulf Drive. I once again urge the police and traffic officials to devise a lasting, enforceable plan for safe driving on Donax Street.

Roger L. Levey




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