Valle Vista Letter: Seeing a decrease in speeders

Valle Vista Raceway has seen a dramatic decrease in the number of speeding vehicles in the past several weeks. Presumably many residents in the V.V. area read this section of the Miner, and became aware that speeding was a problem and have been cautious; or possibly the intense Sheriff presence and the speed-checks along Concho is the reason, or a combination. Even the KUSD bus drivers seem to have gotten the message the final weeks of school (they discontinued speeding through the Ironwood Whoop-De-Do - the wash south of Cochise Circle).

Having been characterized as "upset" regarding the speeding is inaccurate. This has been more observation than participation. What does upset me personally, though, is on those infrequent occasions I do travel on Concho, usually no more than once a week. Entering Concho, there are no vehicles approaching from either direction. Admittedly, my speed reaches around 33 to 35 mph. Before making the first turn in the road a vehicle is observed in the rear-view mirror. After the second turn that vehicle is kissing my rear bumper. They apparently are late for something and speeding to make up time or they are just plain impatient. Nevertheless, they have options: they may pull over, or they may turn off, or they may pass me up (over the double yellow line). Or they may continue to kiss my rear.

D.B. Mitchell

Valle Vista