Lower the speed limit on 104
November 21, 2012 · Updated 11:22 AM
On my way home from the ferry, I came across the fatal crash scene in which three people died on Highway 104 in Kingston, Nov. 14.
I have lived in Kitsap County for six years now and am always terrified by the speeds that people force you to drive on these narrow two-lane roads.
A few years ago, the speed limit on Hansville Road was lowered by 5 mph in places, and I wish they would do it on Highway 104 as well, as the road is just littered with memorials to dead people.
Everyone is just in too darned much of a hurry. I actually enjoy driving these roads at around 40 mph when there’s not a tailgater on my tail. It feels much safer and you can see where you are in the surrounding countryside.
In honor of these people who just lost their lives, I propose a speed limit reduction on Highway 104 between Kingston and Poulsbo as soon as possible.