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Your Views: Dangerous mailboxes are too close to edge of road

POSTED: April 24, 2014 1:00 a.m.

Hundreds of U.S. Postal Service mailboxes built and are being built weekly, which are completely surrounded by brick, concrete, cement, stone or iron, are all illegal (aren’t they?) and very dangerous. They are being built on government property inches away from the road and less than 25 feet from the center of the road.

Why doesn’t the Georgia Department of Transportation, Hall County or some part of our government stop these continual weekly, monthly, yearly building of these boxes all around Hall County and Georgia? I had a DOT superior come to my home and I told him that I had all my stones ready to build my USPS box surrounded by stones and concrete. He said the DOT would be back and tear it down as soon as I built it. Am I the only citizen who cannot build one of those boxes, which are extremely dangerous and very close to highway traffic?

How many citizens have been badly injured or killed accidentally crashing into one of these illegal boxes? Can you imagine crashing into a solid brick and stone structure inches away from the highway? Would you sue the Postal Service, DOT or the government?

Unemployment is very high now and tearing down my stone structure and the scores of others would provide work for dozens of persons for a long time. Please let me know if I can continue building, maybe one that goes a hundred feet across my lot.

David Coxe
Flowery Branch


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