Letter — Speed bumps would save lives
How much are we spending to determine whether or not a stop sign is required at the above intersection? Whatever it is, it is the same thinking in these times of deficits that enables a $2 million study of the effect of Sacramento smog on our community. Whether there is an effect or not, the only possible remedy would be to erect a giant fan at Echo Summit and blow it back to Sacramento.
The death of Marissa is tragic. As a retired chief law enforcement officer for a number of small jurisdictions, I have learned that the only way to prevent tragedies like this is through the use of passive speed deterrents; that means speed bumps, the more the better.
There are those that argue that speed bumps slow down the response of emergency vehicles. Be that so, let me respond on a one-liner basis: Better to have one emergency vehicle somewhat slowed down than have four vehicles at full speed. Hopefully, the new governing board at the South Tahoe Unified School District will consider speed bumps at the high school before we unfortunately need a “study.
Rolf Hermann Mayer
South Lake Tahoe