Glad state didn’t raise interstate speed limit
I was delighted to hear the news about the Kansas House’s rejection of the proposed 5 mph speed limit increase on the state’s interstate highways (Feb. 24 Eagle). The current speed limit of 75 mph is quite adequate in my opinion, particularly when many motorists already exceed this speed.
In recent years, I have actually learned to set my cruise control at 5 to 6 mph under the speed limit on lengthy trips and let the speedsters pass me. I find it much less stressful to not have to be concerned about passing other motorists (particularly trucks) when driving the posted speed limit.
Kansas City is a frequent destination for my wife and me, and it only takes an additional 15 or 20 minutes to arrive at our daughter’s place when we go slower than the speed limit. We arrive much more relaxed.
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I would encourage all who read this letter to try this approach next time you are on an interstate going somewhere. But be careful, because you just might find it to be quite enjoyable.
Mike Paasch, Goddard
The pope is right. Christians need to quit focusing so much on abortion and gay rights and focus more on income inequality and economic policies that hurt the poor and elderly.
Sandy Love, Maize
Pray for responders
I saw a woman recently near 31st Street South and K-15 in Wichita. She had parked her car and was standing in front of a memorial – a heart, flowers and a cross about 30 feet from the pavement. Her head was bowed, shoulders slumped. Someone very precious to her had died there.
I have a granddaughter studying to be an emergency medical technician. My perspective on motor vehicle accidents will change in a few months when she’s out there as an early responder.
For a number of years, when I have encountered an ambulance with lights and sirens I have prayed for the families involved. I will now add prayers for the safety of the responders. And we all can give thanks for the personnel willing to help at accident sites, no matter the time of day, weather or road conditions.
Cherri Baer, Winfield
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