Speeding vehicles on county roads called out
Apr 03, 2014 | 605 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Numerous Upshur County citizens have contacted Pct. 3 Commissioner Frank Berka, voicing their deep concerns about speeding vehicles on Upshur County roads.

Comm. Berka contacted Constable, Stanley Jenkins, also of Pct. 3, and together it was determined that in 2002, the Commissioners Court had adopted a 35 mph speed limit, unless otherwise notified, for all our County roads.

“It is of great concern that our children and pets are in danger of a driver of a vehicle not being able to avoid them if they ran into the roadway or if the vehicle topped a hill and was unable to maneuver around an oncoming vehicle,” said Comm. Berka.

Head-on collisions result in death and very serious injury mainly because the combined speed of the two vehicles magnifies the impact. For example, if two cars are traveling towards each other at only 35 mph, a head-on collision will have a force of 70 mph. As you might imagine, there is a big difference between striking an object at 35 mph and striking one at 70 mph.

Jenkins and Berka are contacting local DPS officers, asking them to begin patrolling our County roads. “Please alert all your family members of the 35 MPH speed limit and let’s drive safe and avoid getting a ticket”, said Commissioner Berka.
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April 03, 2014
One thing you for got to MENTION.. The roads are so damn rough... people are in the wrong lanes trying to miss the holes, bumps, etc... Rail road crossing has not been fixed in a year and a half..

I guess people figure if the fly down the roads,, the tires are in less contact with the rough ass roads,,,, Besides.. people should not let their kids play in the streets any how!

Higher taxes, and less services .. that is what you get if you move to upshur county... and that is just the damn truth!