“Slow down!”



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From a local newspaper article dated June 17, 1970:

A spokesman for the Chugiak Security Patrol reported several incidences of reckless and dangerous driving in the vicinity of the Eagle River Shopping Center.

He stated that several youths have been using the parking lot as a drag strip, and have been pulling out onto the highway at excessive speed, disregarding the right of way of oncoming vehicles and displaying other dangerous driving habits.

He said that the license numbers of these cars have been noted and turned over to the Alaska State Troopers.

The State Troopers maintain a list of the numbers of drivers who habitually practice dangerous driving habits, and if at any time one is involved in an accident which results in a death they stand in danger of being charged with negligent homicide, according to the security patrolman.

The patrolman also stated that any citizen may report a person who is driving in a manner that they deem dangerous. If they can identify the driver, and record the license number of the car, the State Troopers will put this information on record.

 

This column is provided by the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society. Reach them at info@cerhs.org or leave a message at 688-4706.

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