Drive the speed limit at your peril
October 17, 2012 · Updated 5:30 PM
The speed limit on the West Valley Highway through Algona has been 40 mph for at least 50 years. It has recently been reduced to 25 mph.
I am not questioning who has jurisdiction over this stretch of highway or if this was a good decision. I am merely warning people that obeying the speed limit here is a very dangerous thing to do. If you drive the new 25-mph speed limit, it compels people to prove to you they have a middle finger and are capable of severe tailgating.
For some reason, anyone who uses a stepladder to gain access to their vehicle because the vehicle is elevated like a carnival ride are determined to make their front license plate look like a billboard in your rear view mirror.
Citing safety concerns, I recommend getting some radar over there or changing the name of the road to Finger Street.
– Lloyd Rector