I wasn’t one of the many motorists who were ticketed in Augusta on Western Avenue on July 22 but I am wondering how useful such a setup by the police is.

It seems more than coincidental that it occurred during the beginning and likely the height of our tourist season.

I am not aware of any accidents along that zone. In my experience, the speed limit on a street such as Western Avenue is usually 35 mph, and our visitors should have a right to believe it is.

If the police wish to be truly useful, they should watch the east side rotary/roundabout.

Every time I have had to use it, a driver in the next lane crosses over in front of me to my lane and many times to the next lane over.

It might be useful to see instructions printed often in the newspaper as to how to approach and use it.

Scott Tenney

South Gardiner

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