The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 9, 2012

Speed limit ignored


DANVILLE — Editor:

Is there some company in Danville that can adjust speedometers?

I have a problem when I drive exactly 35 mph going either north or south on Vermilion Street between Voorhees and Winter streets. With few exceptions, everyone passes me with even some giving me a dirty look for driving so slowly.

Cars passing me only bother me a little bit, but the tractor-trailers and grain trucks quickly passing me seem to create a potential problem.

I have tried matching speeds with some of the passing cars and conclude that my speedometer must be off by at least 5 mph and maybe as much as 8 mph.

Any suggestions for this law-abiding driver?

A.L. Reitemeier