To the Editor:
I am frustrated by the posted 60 mph on U.S. 190 from the Fort Hood main entrance to the Knight’s Way Exit ramp.
After enduring a number of years of roadway construction from Copperas Cove eastward, I was looking forward to finally enjoying higher speed limits. When higher speed limits were not posted, I finally emailed TxDOT, only to discover that the Killeen City Council was prohibiting the change.
TxDOT has constructed a roadway designed to easily carry 75 mph traffic. While I try to be a law-abiding driver and hold my speed to 60 mph through this section of roadway, I am subjected to hand gestures, angry comments, tailgating and lane swapping by my fellow drivers. They angrily go around me, visibly frustrated by my speed.
I want to suggest drivers redirect their hand gestures, comments and frustrations toward the Killeen City Council, who are causing some measure of road rage because of their municipal speed restrictions.
To the Killeen City Council, I say allow a more reasonable speed limit. If you are unwilling to do so, then at least enforce the speed limits you’ve posted so all drivers can be equally miserable and frustrated.