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Driving too slowly a hazard

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Summer is on its way! Time to roll down the windows and feel the wind in your hair. I would never advocate speeding to accomplish this goal, but I have been noticing an annoying habit that a lot of drivers have been getting into lately: underspeeding. Yes, going too slow. I’m not talking about 2 or 3 mph, but 10 or more slower than the prevailing speed. It happens even on busy roads, and, for me at least, is becoming more common. I can’t count how many times I’ve gone down Indian Hill Road at 40 mph in the last month. The speed limit on that road is 55. At best, this is annoying and at worst, dangerous. You can also get pulled over, as excessive underspeeding is one of the signs of a drunken driver. I saw this happen the other day on King Road, when I was stuck behind an officer and another car that was going 25 in a 45 mph zone. I don’t know if they were drinking or not, but why risk getting pulled over? Going the speed limit isn’t going to get you a ticket! Let’s all try to wake up a bit and keep traffic moving please! James Eastteam, Auburn