I was astounded to read the letters of complaint regarding the implementation of speed bumps or humps in Howard County, particularly those opposing ones slated for Thunder Hill Road. Clearly, the person complaining does not live on Thunder Hill Road but must drive on it or why complain.
I live on Thunder Hill Road so I have to ask: Are you the one who disregards the speed limit by speeding up and down the street while on the phone or texting?
In the past, when we called the police, requesting that they monitor the street, they clocked drivers going from 40-65 miles per hour in a 25 MPH zone.
Are you the one running stop signs? Turns out many do.
Are you the one drag racing through stop signs without even slowing down?
Are you the one not stopping at crosswalks when people are waiting to cross?
Are you the one suddenly on my tail after I've pulled out of my driveway when no one was coming in either direction?
Are you the passing other cars when double lines on the street indicate no passing?
Are you the one using our street as a race track after dark, stopping for nothing?
All of these things frequently happen on Thunder Hill Road, so most of my neighbors are quite thrilled that we are eligible for speed bumps/humps.
I drive down Elliots Oak Road, from Harpers Farm Road to Route 108, once a week during rush hour. Those speed bumps were installed quite some time ago and they do slow down traffic. I have not heard of any emergency vehicles experiencing problems on this street.
There are also speed bumps in front of Jeffers Hills Elementary School, just down from the fire and rescue station on Tamar Drive.