Another beautiful teenaged girl lost her life on Griffin Road this past week. In the five years I have lived just off Griffin Road (Branson Mill Drive), this is the third fatality and umpteenth wreck I have witnessed on this short but very curvy stretch of road. One thing I have never seen is anyone being pulled over for speeding or for any violation whatsoever although I see them speed down this road every single day.
Every day people speed up and down Griffin Road, crossing the center line and endangering oncoming traffic. There are now tractor trailer log trucks using the road and adding to the danger. There is no shoulder in many places and nowhere to go if you are in peril. Where is law enforcement? We keep hearing about shortfalls in county/state revenues.
I can guarantee additional revenues if you will patrol and enforce driving laws on Griffin Road. I drive I-75 to work in Kennesaw every day, and have less issues on the interstate than on my own stretch of road leading to my home.
Serve and Protect means actively enforce the laws, and I am begging someone in law enforcement to serve and protect the residents on Griffin Road. How many people have to be injured or have to die before we see some action? I am the same John Cook that was almost killed last November at Hwy. 41 and Mac Johnson Road when a teenaged girl ran a red light and turned in front of my motorcycle.
Bad driving habits are a direct result of poor enforcement, and it is well past time that our law enforcement professionals start getting back to the basics and stopping dangerous driving instead of looking for the headline-grabbing collar.
John H. Cook