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  1. Trust me, the daily motorcycle/ stock car races do not end at the Harper Church. Nor are they confined to morning or afternoon commute times. I have lived on Sedgwick close to Long Lake road since 1990, and see this on almost a daily basis.

  2. I have lived on Sedgwick Rd on the curve before the Southworth ferry for over 22yrs. I would like to say I want the “Your Speed is” sign and I believe it would help. We have had a “Your Speed is” sign over in Harper and people did slow down, I watched it happen over and over again. I understand the State Patrols side and when they do come out here for many days in a row, folks slow down for a time. If we could get the sign and if it helped even a little bit isn’t it worth it.How much is a life worth?
    I have seen so many accidents over the years, people badly injured and even lost their lives in front of my house.
    We have lots of wild life crossing in front of my house too. We have asked and never received deer crossing signs. A couple of weeks ago a large buck crossed and two young people barely missed it, went off the road and into a deep ravine. They missed the power pole by 10inches and both could have easily lost thier lives. I would also like to say I personally held a young mans hand in the ditch in front of my house. I put my sleeping bag over him after he went over 100mpr and didnt make the corner. I prayed with him and for him and Im very sorry to say he lost his life. I m sure you are thinking some sign on the road wont be abel to stop everything that happens, but if it helped or did, wouldnt it be worth it?

  3. I know one of the reasons why people speed going to the Kingston Ferry and that is the locals who intentionally slow down traffic. It sounds funny, but when the speed limit is 50 mph and the locals do 40 mph most of the time all the way from Poulsbo, it really makes other drivers mad. I catch that ferry everyday and there have been times when I will follow a car all the way to Kingston doing exactly 40 mph and never have a chance to legally pass, only to have the car slow down to 15 mph going through Kingston and then stop at the movie theater and get out and wave at cars as they pass by to get to the ferry and then you have people really missing the ferry. It should not take 20 to 30 minutes to get from Poulsbo to Kingston when I believe that its only 15 miles. So drivers will punch it when they can to make the ferry. Some make, some dont. You know some people are on their way to work, but some of the are on their way home and when jackasses intentionally make people miss the ferry because they want to be speed control, well all that does is make people rage. You know those commuters who are going to work should maybe leave a few minutes early and that is what I do, because I have missed the ferry by a couple minutes before, but those who are just trying to get home because they are at work and just want to get home to their family, especially the military who are having to use the ferry in their commute, well they just want to get home. And those that have to deploy, value all the time they can with their families. And there are alot of military and even shipyard birds who commute the Kingston ferry. So to all those in Kingston who see a car flying through town trying to catch the ferry because they are late, chances are one of your locals intentionally slowed down the travelers getting there, so lets hope that local mentality of traffic control does not get one of your locals run over.

    1. I feel your pain, BearTex3. I used to live in Kingston and there always these drivers who can’t come anywhere near the speed limit between Poulsbo and Kingston, especially once you get to the Hood Canal Brewery/Kingston Lumber parking lot. They just all slow down to 40 or less. I finally moved to Seabeck!

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