A commercial truck route will take trucks from the Leipsic Industrial Park south on Road 5, then west onto state Route 12 in Pandora, and then south onto Route 696.
Do you think this commercial truck route does not affect you, Pandora? Think again!
All drivers, and especially inexperienced drivers, will sometimes take a chance. Truck drivers cannot stop on a dime to avoid an accident. Wouldn’t you agree?
What about your children riding bikes, playing, walking to school and boarding school buses?
Drivers on State Route 12 will be at high risk when making a turn in or out of the Pandora Medical Center and the Pandora Hilty Home. They are susceptible to heavy, commercial, fast-moving semi-trucks traveling bumper to bumper to make good time. Especially at risk are the young, inexperienced drivers entering and exiting Pandora-Gilboa school.
Another factor to consider is air and noise pollution that is created by the heavy, commercial, diesel trucks going through Pandora.
Jake brake laws seem to be ignored. How comfortable are you, Pandora, knowing your inexperienced 16-year-old sons or daughters are beginning to drive to school with their newly acquired drivers license sharing the road with these commercial trucks?
It is predicted that truck traffic will double. Pandora residents need to be involved. There’s a council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pandora Townhouse. Be there!
— Dorel and Gretchen Plankenhorn, Pandora