The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Our Readers Speak

October 21, 2012

Our Readers Speak — Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012

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Something must be done about post

Beware of the post in the Raleigh County Courthouse parking lot; it is hazardous to the health of your vehicle. I know because I had a run-in with it. On Sept. 26 I had occasion to be in said parking lot when a pickup came backing out at a high rate of speed (to me that is). That is all it took, bam, that post jumped right out and hit me, both right side doors and the rocker panel.

But I waited for an official of the courthouse because I didn’t know the law governing that particular parking lot. The really bad thing was when he told me that particular post had been hit many times over the years, and he couldn’t even tell which paint was mine. I asked him why they had not done something about it. He told me they had several discussions about it over the years.

Now if this is true, why haven’t they done something? Make it taller so it could be seen, wrap it in reflector tape, anything would be better than nothing.

Another thing, they are not responsible for anything that happens in their parking lot, unless a county vehicle hits you; then I suppose it would be really, really hard to prove it was their fault.

Back to the post, something must be done and sooner rather than later.

Effie Taylor

Fairdale

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