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Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by robzilla, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. robzilla

    robzilla outta sushi

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    Before Christmas, I was driving my daughter to the Boyd School, as I do everyday. I pulled up to the entrance on (old) Waxpool and waited for an opening between the buses and cars leaving Eagle Ridge when WHAM! I was hit from behind.

    The driver claimed ice was the cause of the accident, though the strip of ice crossing old Waxpool was only ten feet wide (as it is every time after a melt-and-freeze) and my car was 20 feet beyond the ice. A lot of good her 4-wheel drive did her.

    Turns out the driver works at Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital, so she's no stranger to this road.

    What concerns me is that we have drivers, such as this one, who drive through our neighborhoods and school zones every day and refuse to recognize their surroundings.

    If businesses are going to exist in residential areas, then it is incumbent on the business owners to ensure their employees are not causing safety and lifestyle problems for those of us who do live here.

    I would encourage all Broadlands residents to use this forum to praise businesses and employees who contribute to the neighborhood and report businesses and employees who bring it down.


    Robzilla
    "Whoa no. There goes Tokyo."
     
  2. teak

    teak New Member

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    Keep in mind that not everyone drives as careful as you might. Some people are more alert than others. In fact I consider people in this area to be horrible drivers. Just my observation. Some people say I'm a "good" driver and others say they won't get in the car with me :) And of course no 4x4/awd is any good on ice.

    I wouldn't use this forum to bad mouth a local business for the actions of their employees due to a car accident. Even speeding except for in cases where the job involves driving. If you see a problem, I would contact the sheriffs dept.

    Hope you and your child didn't suffer any injuries. I think speeding is definitely a problem in the ashburn area.

    -Teak
     
  3. Homer Simpson

    Homer Simpson New Member

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    People need to realize that Claiborne goes through a family neighborhood and school zone to boot. Speed on 28 not Claiborne.
     
  4. tyger31

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    Or better yet - don't speed at all. Speed kills! Why is everyone in this area in such a big hurry to go nowhere??? :(
     
  5. DAD4

    DAD4 New Member

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    We all need to accept the fact, that in the not to distant future, Claiborne and Waxpool are going to be as busy as Ashburn Farm Parkway and Ashburn Village Blvd. are. These also are Family Neighborhoods, that were also at one time "off the beaten path".
    We have lived in Broadlands for 7 years, and of course when we moved here, it was definately not as busy as it is today. With all that said, we feel really fortunate to live in such a beautiful neighborhood. As hard as it is, and with such busy lives, we all could stand to slow down a bit.
     

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