“My mailbox has been hit around 10 to 12 times.”
Two of those times were just this month. Often she is able to simply reconnect some parts, and make it work again, but through the years of collisions, she has needed to replace her mailbox 4 times – so she’s leaving the evidence for drivers to see. Three dented mailboxes sit below another dented mailbox that sits on a bent post.
“I’ve gathered a collection, so I figured people should probably see what happens with all these cars going so fast,” said Arnold.
The speed limit on Main Street drops to 35 miles per hour outside of town, while is road is still wide, but law enforcement officials say that this lower speed limit is important to the area.
“We enforce heavily there, and we’re unapologetic about that,” said Lieutenant Russell Blanck from the Centennial Lakes Police Department.
“All of the traffic enforcement goes directly to the issues of maintaining safety and preserving quality of life in the area,” said Lt. Blanck.
As for Sandra, until drivers start following the speed limit and paying attention to the road, she’s left with a collection of identical broken mailboxes.
With the traffic and the speeding, she says just getting her mail from the box can be a challenge. To keep herself on track while driving through the area, Sandra has taken to setting her cruise control. She hopes other drivers find their own way to follow the speed limit.
“I would appreciate if people just slowed down a little bit,” said Arnold.