Letters to the editor for Sept. 27, 2011

Union Democrat staff /

Big tires and stops signs

To the Editor:

Why does the CHP refuse to enforce the vehicle code regarding vehicles with oversize tires and rims? They extend beyond the fenders and with the rain season approaching it seems enforcement is in order for the protection of vehicles following and having to be hit with stones and dirt from these vehicles.

Washington Street has one signal light controlling the street and vehicles. Crossing or turning into Washington is no trouble even though 16,000 to 18,000 vehicles a day traverse Washington.

Stewart Street has approximately 6,000 to 7,000 vehicles a day with stop signs at almost every cross street to let even 200 vehicles a day in the cross street. This is an injustice to the Stewart Street vehicles costing thousands of dollars a year to stop and start at these intersections. The violations on Stewart at any one of these intersections suggest to me the stop signs do not meet requirements related to the number of accidents and type, etc. and other factors for the installation of stop signs. I'm very sure any traffic engineer would agree.

Tom Kinney

Sonora

California's educational system and economy

To the Editor:

California teachers who do not like what their industry has created in this state can always consider alternatives - like move to Texas. My sister is an almost retired teacher near San Antonio and they just closed and consolidated several schools. Her class size is a whopping 12 students now. Wow, California is so progressive. Not only are our next three generations en-slaved to the government, but, they won't even have an opportunity to get a good education - in this state for sure.

Oh, and I thought the Lotto was going to save our schools. And I thought filling the boot for five years after 9/11 was going to help the New York firefighters. Where has all of the money gone? Americans are way too helpful with anyone but their immediate community. You want to live in beautiful Tuolumne County, you better be ready to pay. I would rather live here broke, than in the valley rich.

Dennis Raymond

Jamestown

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