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Letter to the editor: Route 7-Exchange St. junction requires signals

Earlier this week I was in a car accident in Middlebury coming from Exchange Street headed north on Route 7 around 4 p.m. or so. Cars coming from Route 7 headed north are always going way over the speed limit and I was hit by a truck and ended up briefly in the other lane.
It is very difficult to judge how fast cars are going. I was going about 5 miles an hour, which helped lessen the impact on my car, but if there had been any traffic coming south at that moment I would have been badly injured.
I have never been in an accident and consider myself, at almost 69, a very safe driver. There needs to be a traffic light installed at that intersection as soon as possible before someone gets killed.
The other issue is that very close to the top of Exchange Street is the Bridge School, so parents are using that road all the time, usually twice a day. Let’s do something about this problem ASAP!
Martha Thilbourg-Chaplin
Monkton

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