There was another huge accident today on Friant Road at the intersection of Willow Avenue.
A few weeks ago, a cyclist was killed at Friant and Old Friant roads. I have seen my share of accidents along Friant Road, because I cycle that road often enough to know the dead animals on the side of the road on a first-name basis.
It might have looked like a bear when you hit it, but it was only a raccoon. I have never understood why we have a speed limit that high on a rural road. There are intersections and driveways that feed directly into Friant Road. I thought 65 mph was for our highways and freeways.
Would we allow cyclists on Highway 99? There are dozens of cyclists (maybe hundreds) who use that beautiful road every day. We are thankful that it has a nice, wide bike path, but it doesn’t take much drifting at 65 mph to make a mistake.
These accidents occur because someone made a mistake, but mistakes at 65 mph can have deadly consequences. Why not reduce the speed to 55 mph? It will delay your trip to the casino by 45 seconds and maybe make it just a little safer for everyone.