My 15-year-old son and I stood at the end of the driveway waiting for the bus on the first day of school. As the bus, approaching from the east on Old Frankfort Pike, topped the hill, a car passed it on a double yellow, speeding past us. The bus driver put on his flashing lights as he came down the hill and stopped in front of us.
“It happens all the time,” he called to us from his side window, “cars passing me on the double yellow.”
When is the Transportation Cabinet going to do something about Old Frankfort Pike? It is a raceway for Lexington-Versailles-Frankfort commuters; 55 mph is way too fast for a road with so many hills and curves. This speed gives many drivers the incentive to go 60 or 70. Combines, tractors and horse trailers use this road. Many tourists drive this scenic highway.
I live five miles from New Circle Road. If I were going 45 mph instead of 55 mph, do you know how much more time it would take me to cover those 5 miles? One minute and 17 seconds. This would give me and all the other drivers on the road the rest of our lives to live. The value of that? Infinite.