The eastbound off-ramp from Interstate 205 heading into western Tracy used to be 55 mph. I always felt like I was the only one ever driving that speed limit and just put up with the tailgating, cut-offs, speeding and rather frequent obscene gestures every single day coming home at the end of the workday.
But a couple weeks ago, the speed limit was dropped to 50 mph, and it feels like a world of difference. I even had someone get so mad at how “slow” I was driving that they followed me around for a while in my neighborhood. It’s obscenely dangerous and there are never any police or California Highway Patrol members with radar out there. It’s also been compounded by construction, sometimes closing one of the off-ramp’s two lanes.
Do you know who can be contacted to get the traffic either properly analyzed for appropriate speed limits or to get the police to show up for a little while and get people to pay attention to the new speed limit? It’s not enough satisfaction to be the one who realizes we’re all getting to the red light at the same time.