Dispute over speed bump allegedly led...

Dispute over speed bump allegedly led to death of Springfield man

There are 4 comments on the Fairfax Times story from Sep 14, 2010, titled Dispute over speed bump allegedly led to death of Springfield man. In it, Fairfax Times reports that:

A two-year-old dispute over the installation of a speed bump has left one Springfield man dead and another facing a second-degree murder charge.

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Florence, SC

#1 Sep 14, 2010
If anyone can understand just how easy it is to get so very upset over this out of control runaway homeowners association mentality that is sweeping America and will eventually destroy the place where I grew up and developed common sense. A place where people became real men and not pansies.
George Carlin said it best when he said that we need to build fenceless play grounds next to major Highways. The stupid nerd like control freaks that had no common sense what so ever would get run over while the smarter kids with common sense would have enough common sense to stay out of the road and not get run over.
I live next to Myrtle Beach where the very stupid pickled brained little old transplant retirees many ex-government workers like many of you that have no common sense either, have the same ban everything mentality.
I am shocked that no one has done anything as crazy or violent to the so called leaders here that selfishly ran $600 million annual dollars of motorcycle tourist money away simply because some selfish neighborhood Nazis like this dead guy did not want to put up with noise for a couple of weeks a year.
Now we all have to pay more in taxes to make up for the selfish actions of a few control freaks.
I have a nice car with low ground clearance sport aerodynamic improvement to the aerodynamic qualities ground effects and a few motorcycles that are slightly lowered so as to make them more comfortable to ride and less top heavy.

IT IS A GREAT WAY TO LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION WHICH IS ENVIROMENTALY FRIENDLY.

Speed bumps will destroy many high dollar custom vehicles with these environmentally friendly fuel reducing aerodynamic ground effects packages on them even at lower speeds. How can anyone justifying deliberating damaging an other wise well designed street? What is next?
How about putting out stop strips or spikes in the road.

So why is it that the town cannot use itís marked patrol cars and known speed traps to solve the problem the way they have done for many years. If the speed trap system works then why replace it with a system that damages cars?
Imagine that a system that stops speeders without destroying peoples very expensive state of the art high performance Semi environmentally friendly automobiles.
The answer is that it cost money. They would much rather destroy peopleís cars than to spend the money on patrols that could also cut area crime.
Ironically police radar traps actually make money for the departments and the court house.
Only stupid people and criminals would rather have speed bumps rather than patrol cars and speed traps.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Florence, SC

#2 Sep 14, 2010
Now while it is sad that people were killed by someone that is obviously emotionally immature it is even sadder that people raise their kids to somehow think that our streets and roads are somehow a place to play.
Roads were made for cars and people have no business out in the road. Pets have no business running around free and should always be on a leash.
When crossing a road it is the pedestrians responsibility to first make sure there is no approaching danger before crossing the road and should do so at the cross walk were ever one is present.
At the same time it is the responsibility of the driver to always pay attention and must yield, but that does not in any way mean that it is ok for pedestrians to step out into the road until the car has passed and even then should not remain in the street.
People allowing or in many cases teaching their kids that is it somehow ok to hangout or even play in the street shows how pathetic our society has become.
So you see I can see how it is that someone could finial snap with these crazy, ignorant people that seem to have taken over our once great nation.
Now it is Darwin that will have the last laugh.
This angry man would have been better off to have simply run over this man, stopped and then claimed it was an accident. But then again no one said that any of this was rational or right.
Just be glad that I do not live in your neighborhood.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Florence, SC

#3 Sep 14, 2010
If anyone can understand just how easy it is to get so very upset over this out of control runaway homeowners association mentality that is sweeping America and will eventually destroy the place where I grew up and developed common sense. A place where people became real men and not pansies.
George Carlin said it best when he said that we need to build fenceless play grounds next to major Highways. The stupid nerd like control freaks that had no common sense what so ever would get run over while the smarter kids with common sense would have enough common sense to stay out of the road and not get run over.
I live next to Myrtle Beach where the very stupid pickled brained little old transplant retirees many ex-government workers like many of you that have no common sense either, have the same ban everything mentality.
I am shocked that no one has done anything as crazy or violent to the so called leaders here that selfishly ran $600 million annual dollars of motorcycle tourist money away simply because some selfish neighborhood Nazis like this dead guy did not want to put up with noise for a couple of weeks a year.
Now we all have to pay more in taxes to make up for the selfish actions of a few control freaks.
I have a nice car with low ground clearance sport aerodynamic improvement to the aerodynamic qualities ground effects and a few motorcycles that are slightly lowered so as to make them more comfortable to ride and less top heavy.

IT IS A GREAT WAY TO LOWER FUEL CONSUMPTION WHICH IS ENVIROMENTALY FRIENDLY.

Speed bumps will destroy many high dollar custom vehicles with these environmentally friendly fuel reducing aerodynamic ground effects packages on them even at lower speeds. How can anyone justifying deliberating damaging an other wise well designed street? What is next?
How about putting out stop strips or spikes in the road.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Florence, SC

#4 Sep 14, 2010
So why is it that the town cannot use itís marked patrol cars and known speed traps to solve the problem the way they have done for many years. If the speed trap system works then why replace it with a system that damages cars?
Imagine that a system that stops speeders without destroying peoples very expensive state of the art high performance Semi environmentally friendly automobiles.
The answer is that it cost money. They would much rather destroy peopleís cars than to spend the money on patrols that could also cut area crime.
Ironically police radar traps actually make money for the departments and the court house.
Only stupid people and criminals would rather have speed bumps rather than patrol cars and speed traps.

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