One dies in one-car accident on Menge...

One dies in one-car accident on Menge Avenue

There are 7 comments on the The South Mississippi Sun Herald story from Mar 25, 2008, titled One dies in one-car accident on Menge Avenue. In it, The South Mississippi Sun Herald reports that:

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department is investigating a one-car accident on Menge Avenue on Monday night that left the driver dead and two passengers injured.

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queen of hearts

Altamonte Springs, FL

#1 Mar 25, 2008
I have really noticed that there are so many teen car accidents,what seems to be causing this death toll on the young drivers.lack of attention,cell phone use,the lack of driver training? its very sad to hear but I never allowed my kids to have more than 1 friend with them ,no phone use..pull over..no texting(I'd check) and training my children how to really handle a car ! maybe more driver training & handling a deadly vehicle is NEEDED !!
jjj

Enid, OK

#2 Mar 25, 2008
Menge Ave was usually horribly lit at night, even before the storm.
queen of hearts

Altamonte Springs, FL

#3 Mar 27, 2008
I have driven menge ave and yes you are right about that but also the drivers have to be equipped to handle all road situations and I think that the Parents need to really make sure a child (15-16) is being handed a deadly weapon and beause they may be tired of driving their child around and they have become of so called age" dont mean they are ABLE to drive safely !
Orlandolyons

Pass Christian, MS

#4 Mar 27, 2008
The Government really needs to do something about the road conditions. Or put up like rails n the curves o somethin. Too MAny pplare dying form running off the road .mot likely the road rails will stop the vehicle formgoing off the road a lil. Im Just making a statement hoping that it would lea to a cuase because sadly on Monday MArchj 24, 2008 I lost a best fred of mines on menge ave by the ralorad crossing around the dangerous curve. a dn i miss herso much.
Concerned

United States

#5 Mar 27, 2008
There are things that are under the control and obligation of the driver.
Speed
Seatbelts
Attention
It would seem that this driver chose not to control at least 2 of her own life saving obligations...and in doing so put the lives of others as well in danger.

The car manufacturer put headlights on the car.
The government is not responsible to light every roadway in the country.
The government put speed limits on the road and passed a law to wear seatbelts.
The government cannot force people to obey the laws - but it can punish them when caught. The government's punishment is far less than death - but that seems to be the punishment many drivers are opting for. Their choice I suppose.
MEE

Waveland, MS

#6 Jul 20, 2010
I wonder if the wreck would have been so bad if she would have been doing the speed limit (35 MPH). The speed limit from the Interstate to HWY 90 is posted all down that road, it is 35 freaking miles per hour. Still, most people feel compelled to go 80, which was likely the case here. I drive Menge and Firetower every day, and it never ceases to amaze me how people speed up and down those roads. I drive 40 and 50 when on Menge and Firetower, respectively (and this is 5 MPH OVER the limit). Without fail some bonehead always comes from out of nowhere to ride my ass bumper-to-bumper. You'd think that with such a blatant disregard for the law that the Harrison Co. police would be writing tickets along those roads all day long, instead of writing parking citations at Neco's. I don't think that anyone can contest the fact that 99% of the accidents on Menge and Firetower are due to speeding.
Meeetoo

Urbandale, IA

#7 Jul 24, 2010
MEE wrote:
I wonder if the wreck would have been so bad if she would have been doing the speed limit (35 MPH). The speed limit from the Interstate to HWY 90 is posted all down that road, it is 35 freaking miles per hour. Still, most people feel compelled to go 80, which was likely the case here. I drive Menge and Firetower every day, and it never ceases to amaze me how people speed up and down those roads. I drive 40 and 50 when on Menge and Firetower, respectively (and this is 5 MPH OVER the limit). Without fail some bonehead always comes from out of nowhere to ride my ass bumper-to-bumper. You'd think that with such a blatant disregard for the law that the Harrison Co. police would be writing tickets along those roads all day long, instead of writing parking citations at Neco's. I don't think that anyone can contest the fact that 99% of the accidents on Menge and Firetower are due to speeding.
Your best bet here is to contact your representative at the state level and demand the laws be changed to allow sheriffs departments to run radar. Sure there are other ways to catch speeders, such as pacing, but by the time the officer can get a good pace going the person sees them and naturally slows down.

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